MOURNING ON THE PEJEPSCOT

MOURNING ON THE PEJEPSCOT
MOURNING ON THE PEJEPSCOT
Item# ISBN 0-8191-8695-3
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"Mourning on the Pejepscot" takes a look at this region's mourning culture from its seventeenth-century settlement to the present. Structurally, this study is broken down into four major chapters: Cemeteries, Gravestones, Mourning Dress, Jewelry and Practices, and Mourning Art. Each chapter begins with an introduction of general New England practices. The balance of each chapter focuses on Pejepscot's customs. The attitudes and practices of the macrocosm (New England) and microcosm (Pejepscot) are compared and contrasted. Settlement patterns, geography, and the social development of Pejepscot's four towns; Brunswick, Bowdoinham, Harpswell, and Topsham, Maine are all topics considered in the study of Pejepscot's burying gounds. 1992 hardcover, 116 pages.