Image shows cover of book: a dirt path between a row of large old trees, leading toward a partially obscured grand home

Join ReadSC - Library of Congress Center for the Book affiliate - for a virtual author talk featuring Erica Danylchak, co-author of the book Grave Landscapes: The Nineteenth-Century Rural Cemetery Movement. 

During the Industrial Revolution people flocked to American cities. Overcrowding in these areas led to packed urban graveyards that were not only unsightly, but were also a source of public health fears. The solution was a revolutionary new type of American burial ground located in the countryside just beyond the city. This rural cemetery movement, which featured beautifully landscaped grounds and sculptural monuments, is documented by James R. Cothran and Erica Danylchak in Grave Landscapes: The Nineteenth-Century Rural Cemetery Movement.

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