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  • ISBN: 9780226742168
  • ISBN10: 0226742164

Sect Ideologies and Social Status

by Gary Schwartz

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  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
  • Publish date: 06/01/1970
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Title: A pictorial history of the city of the dead Author: Tara McClellan McAndrew Publisher: Illinois Times Date: 1/28/10 One hundred fifty years ago this year, Springfields Oak Ridge Cemetery was dedicated by former mayor James Conkling as a city of the dead. A new book by former city historian Edward Russo and current city historian Curtis Mann outlines and illustrates the history of our famous graveyard, which is the nations most visited cemetery next to Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D. C. Their book, Oak Ridge Cemetery (Arcadia Publishing, 2009) is a pictorial, featuring dozens of photos of the cemetery from its early days to the present and uses short captions to tell its story. That story began in 1855 when the cemetery opened. At that time, life spans were shorter than they are now and child mortality was common. A family with 10 children might only see five live to adulthood. (Consider Abraham Lincolns family, which saw only one of four children live past the teen years.) Our ancestors developed a new type of cemetery to help them deal with frequent deaths. First, for sanitary reasons, they moved cemeteries away from cities. Second, they made their cemeteries like parks instead of austere, tombstone-laden lots. These lovely, pastoral settings helped soften the emotional sting of visiting departed loved ones and attending frequent burials. The new cemeteries were called rural landscape cemeteries and Oak Ridge was a prime and early example, according to the book. Springfield is commonly thought to be, and often is, laggard when it comes to new trends, says Russo. Oak Ridge Cemetery is a significant exception. Springfield was one of the leaders in developing a rural landscape cemetery. The city hired respected landscape writer William Saunders, who also laid out the Soldiers National Cemetery at Gettysburg, Pa., to take Oak Ridges wild and woolly few acres and turn them into a beautiful, naturalistic, park-like cemetery. Oak Ridge now spans 365 acres. Although Russo says one of the greatest challenges in creating the book was the dearth of early photos of Oak Ridge, the photos are plentiful enough to give us an idea of how untamed the land was compared to the manicured cemetery we know today. According to the authors, a biographer of one the most influential past presidents of the cemetery, Dr. Henry Wohlgemuth, says Oak Ridge was initially a rough and forbidding harbor for wild animals. Russo, whos had a lifelong interest in the cemetery, says Wohlgemuth was instrumental in keeping the park-like design of the cemetery and chronicling its early history. Oak Ridge is best known as the resting place of Abraham Lincoln; his tomb is an integral and fascinating part of the cemeterys story. It has been rebuilt twice: first in 1899 and again in 1928. Those laborious reconstructions are illustrated in the book through interesting photos, one showing the disinterring of the Lincolns bodies, which were buried in secret locations for safekeeping during the process. Lincoln and Oak Ridge are so intertwined that sometimes the former overshadows the latter. One thing Russo wants the book to impress upon readers is that the cemetery predates the burial of Lincoln and has its own history apart from the Lincoln monument. The book does a good job of that, and of highlighting some of the other interesting residents of this city of the dead. As Russo and Mann write: Oak Ridge hosts a president, Revolutionary War veteran, Illinois governors, statesmen, scoundrels, pioneers, infants, industrialists, teachers, poets, thieves and labor leaders. One of those was former Illinois Gov. John R. Tanner, whose unique domed, granite mausoleum is a conspicuous site after entering the cemetery on Monument Avenue. Whil
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