Table of contents for Facing the "King of Terrors" : death and society in an American community, 1750-1990 / Robert V. Wells.

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1. Meeting the 'King of Terrors'
2. Death in the colonial village
3. Thy death: 1800-1850
4. To speak of death: culture and the individual
5. The era of the Civil War
6. 'But the weaver knows the threads': perspectives on the Civil War
7. The great transition: 1870-1950
8. To speak of death: searching for a new vocabulary
9. A vicarious intimacy with death: 1950 to the present.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Death Social aspects New York (State) Schenectady History, Mortality Social aspects New York (State) Schenectady History, Funeral rites and ceremonies New York (State) Schenectady History, Mourning customs New York (State) Schenectady History, Schenectady (N, Y, ) Social life and customs