Garden Cemeteries of New England (Hardcover)
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In 1831 a new entity appeared on the American landscape: the garden cemetery. Meant to be places where the living could enjoy peace, tranquility and beauty, as well as to provide a final resting place for the dead, the garden cemeteries would forever change the culture of death and burial in the United States. Historian Trudy Irene Scee takes readers on a historical tour of eighteen of the Northeast's garden cemeteries, exploring the landscape architecture, the stunning beauty, and delving into the rich history of both the sites and of those who are buried there.
About the Author
Historian Trudy Irene Scee holds a master of arts in history from the University of Montana and a PhD in history from the University of Maine. Dr. Scee has taught history at Mount Allison University in New Brunswick, Canada, at Husson University in Bangor, and has worked extensively for the University of Maine system. Her books on Maine history include City on the Penobscot and Tragedy in the North Woods. She lives in Brewer, Maine.