Final rights Reclaiming the American way of death

Joshua Slocum

Book - 2011

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Hinesburg, Vt. : Upper Access c2011.
Item Description
Includes index.
Physical Description
xiii, 511 p. ; 23 cm
Main Author
Joshua Slocum (-)
Other Authors
Lisa Carlson, 1938- (-)
  • Part I: Bodies, business, and traditions for saying goodbye. Circling the hearses
  • Tricks of the funeral trade
  • Caskets, other boxes, memorials, and markers
  • Embalming : a beautiful memory picture?
  • Cemeteries : for-profit and non-profit
  • Preneed sales : it's not "all taken care of"
  • Body parts : big business, little regulation
  • Federal Trade Commission : a fickle consumer ally
  • Filing an effective complaint : and what not to do
  • Mortuary education : a dead end
  • Home funerals : a returning tradition
  • Green burial : what they used to just call "burial"
  • Part II: Necessary information for consumers [by state].