During the Industrial Revolution people migrated in droves to American cities resulting in overcrowding both in and out of the urban graveyard. The solution was a revolutionary new type of American burial ground located in the countryside just beyond the city. Erica Danylchak and James R. Cothran document the rise of the rural cemetery movement in Grave Landscapes: The Nineteenth-Century Rural Cemetery Movement. This charmingly illustrated piece features more than 150 historic photographs, stereographs, postcards, engravings, maps, and contemporary images that highlight the inspiration for rural cemeteries, their physical development, and the nature of the landscapes they inspired.
Titles @ Twilight promotes local authors, whose stories of history and the South represent a variety of perspectives. Join us each month for a new topic and new perspective! Titles @ Twilight is FREE to attend and takes place in the Community Room at the Heritage Sandy Springs administrative building, 6110 Blue Stone Road.