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ISBN: 0292780443
Author: Terry G. Jordan
Language: English
Publisher: University of Texas Press; 1st edition (June 1, 1982)
Pages: 160
Category: Americas
Subcategory: History
Rating: 4.2
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Texas Graveyards" by Terry Jordan is like no other book on the subject of exploring the social context of honoring the dead (termed as necrogeography)

Texas Graveyards" by Terry Jordan is like no other book on the subject of exploring the social context of honoring the dead (termed as necrogeography). The author's trek though cemeteries throughout Texas has given us a book of cultural practices, epitaphs, folk art, and traditions. Additionally, it is a text of social beliefs which explains the human need to find meaning in the rituals of death practices

Texas Graveyards book. Texas Graveyards: A Cultural Legacy (Elma Dill Russell Spencer Foundation Series).

Texas Graveyards book. 0292780702 (ISBN13: 9780292780705).

Texas Graveyards : A Cultural Legacy. Part of the Elma Dill Russell Spencer Foundation Series)

Texas Graveyards : A Cultural Legacy. Part of the Elma Dill Russell Spencer Foundation Series). For anyone interested in rural graveyard history, this book has it all. Even though it is slanted toward Texas Germans (Jordan is a 6th gen. Texan) and their particular way of burying their dead, southern, black and hispanic rituals are treated justly. Tidbits: -in the southern Texan tradition (East, Southeast), sinners and thieves are buried facing south.

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Terry Gilbert Jordan, American Geography educator. Fellow American Geography Society, Texas State History Association, Texas Institute of Letters, Association American Geographers (vice president 1986-1987, president 1987-1988, Honors award 1982). Texas Log Buildings: A Folk Architecture. Jordan-Bychkov (1938–2003; also published as Terry G. Jordan) was a professor at the Department of Geography and the Environment at University of Texas at Austin and a specialist in the cultural and historical geography of the United States. He authored several influential scholarly books and articles and a widely adopted introductory textbook. Jordan-Bychkov served as president of the American Association of Geographers (AAG) in 1987 and 1988.

Texas Graveyards not only marks the distinct ethnic and racial traditions in burial practices but also preserves a. .

Texas Graveyards not only marks the distinct ethnic and racial traditions in burial practices but also preserves a Texas legacy endangered by changing customs, rural depopulation, vandalism, and the erosion of time. With camera in hand, he has visited more than one thousand cemeteries created and maintained by the Anglo-American, black, Indian, Mexican, and German settlers of Texas.

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With camera in hand, he has visited more than one thousand cemeteries created and maintained by the Anglo-American, black, Indian, Mexican, and German settlers of Texas. His discoveries of sculptured stones and mounds, hex signs and epitaphs, intricate landscapes and unusual decorations represent a previously unstudied and unappreciated wealth of Texas folk art and tradition. Elma Dill Russell Spencer Foundation Series.

Where more poignantly than in a small country graveyard can a traveler fathom the flow of history and tradition? During the past twenty years, Terry G. Jordan has traveled the back roads and hidden trails of rural Texas in search of such cemeteries. With camera in hand, he has visited more than one thousand cemeteries created and maintained by the Anglo-American, black, Indian, Mexican, and German settlers of Texas. His discoveries of sculptured stones and mounds, hex signs and epitaphs, intricate landscapes and unusual decorations represent a previously unstudied and unappreciated wealth of Texas folk art and tradition. Texas Graveyards not only marks the distinct ethnic and racial traditions in burial practices but also preserves a Texas legacy endangered by changing customs, rural depopulation, vandalism, and the erosion of time.

Comments:

sergant
"Texas Graveyards" by Terry Jordan is like no other book on the subject of exploring the social context of honoring the dead (termed as necrogeography). Although the text is copyrighted for 1982, the information is still relevant to today's world and human burial rituals. The author's trek though cemeteries throughout Texas has given us a book of cultural practices, epitaphs, folk art, and traditions. Additionally, it is a text of social beliefs which explains the human need to find meaning in the rituals of death practices. The author noted that "cemeteries are not for the dead, but for the living." By reading this text it can be shown, sometimes unfavorably, that even in death there is a cultural divide between beliefs, races, and cultures. Perhaps it can be said that history does repeat itself and that as a nation, we need to be more tolerant of one another because death comes to us all.

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Tygokasa
Fantastic book for anyone wanting to learn more about the cultural origins of Texas cemeteries.
Datrim
A necessary accompaniment for anyone who enjoys the deep local history found in graveyards.
TheJonnyTest
Fascinating book. Did not know such information was available.
Narim
What can I say, there is always someone who will buy a book like this one. Great for a Texas History study.
Uleran
In Texas, the graveyards are a telling sign of the culture that surrounds these cemeteries especially the early ones. Terry G. Jordan in 1982 published this interesting book based up the travels of the "back roads and hidden trails" that led to these fascinating cemeteries. He encountered the Anglo-American, Black, Indian, Mexican and German Cemeteries that are throughout Texas and most are dated back to the founding of the Lone Star State after the Texas Revolution.
Many of these cemeteries are a reflection of traditional culture that was in the area and carried over from Europe or Africa, or Ancient Native American Influence and customs. Through photographs, maps, and drawings he illustrates Texas graveyards and beliefs behind their creation.
As stated in the inner leaf, "Texas Graveyards is important in preserving a Texas legacy endangered by changing customs, rural depopulation, vandals, and the erosion of time." Since its publication 32 years ago many of the graves and cemeteries have either fallen further into disrepair or have disappeared altogether. That is why this is an important book for Texas History since it is illustrated with many photographs of graves and cemeteries that are no longer existing. Let us hope that over the last 30 years that people have been able to save and preserve many of these graves, tombstones, and cemeteries not only for the sake of the descendants of the people buried, but for our own cultural heritage of the many cultures of Texas. A very IMPORTANT and HISTORICAL book that is highly recommended to anyone interested in the history of Texas and the many culture the great state has!
Stanober
This book is a must have for anyone interested in the Texas graveyards. Written with a more cultural and social viewpoint, it immediately began as an excellent read with many places that you can actually visit for yourself!

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