Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Gone to the GraveBurial Customs of the Arkansas Ozarks, 1850-1950$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Abby Burnett

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9781628461114

Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2015

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781628461114.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM Mississippi SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.mississippi.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University Press of Mississippi, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in MSSO for personal use.date: 27 November 2020

Disenfranchised Death

Disenfranchised Death

Chapter:
(p.212) Chapter Eleven Disenfranchised Death
Source:
Gone to the Grave
Author(s):

Abby Burnett

Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781628461114.003.0011

Burial traditions were uniform across the Arkansas Ozarks, except under unusual circumstances. The term “disenfranchised death,” usually denoting deaths society does not acknowledge (such as miscarriage), is used here to define deaths during epidemics, at poor farms and pest houses, from lynching, and in wartime when traditions were altered or abandoned. This chapter examines deaths during the Civil War and both World Wars, when families had no body to bury or, in the case of World War I’s Gold Star Mothers, ones that were officially acknowledged many years later. Also discussed is how executions paralleled conventional death customs in unusual ways.

Keywords:   Disenfranchised Death, Poor Farms, Lynching, Executions, Gold Star Mothers

University Press of Mississippi requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.