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What Cemeteries Reveal about American Culture

Kenneth Jackson and Camilo Jose Vergara are the authors of Silent Cities, about the evolution of cemeteries in the United States. They say these sites reflect American attitudes toward class, race, and public space.


Other segments from the episode on June 3, 1991

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, June 3, 1991: Interview with Ken Jackson and Camilo Jose Vergara; Interview with Billie Whitelaw; Commentary on endangered languages.


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