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The Resource The true image : gravestone art and the culture of Scotch Irish settlers in the Pennsylvania and Carolina backcountry, Daniel W. Patterson

The true image : gravestone art and the culture of Scotch Irish settlers in the Pennsylvania and Carolina backcountry, Daniel W. Patterson

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The true image : gravestone art and the culture of Scotch Irish settlers in the Pennsylvania and Carolina backcountry
Title
The true image
Title remainder
gravestone art and the culture of Scotch Irish settlers in the Pennsylvania and Carolina backcountry
Statement of responsibility
Daniel W. Patterson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A thousand unique gravestones cluster around old Presbyterian churches in the piedmont of the two Carolinas and in central Pennsylvania. Most are the vulnerable legacy of three generations of the Bigham family, Scotch Irish stonecutters whose workshop near Charlotte created the earliest surviving art of British settlers in the region. In The True Image, Daniel Patterson documents the craftsmanship of this group and the current appearance of the stones. In two hundred of his photographs, he records these stones for future generations and compares their iconography and inscriptions with those of other early monuments in the United States, Northern Ireland, and Scotland. Combining his reading of the stones with historical records, previous scholarship, and rich oral lore, Patterson throws new light on the complex culture and experience of the Scotch Irish in America. In so doing, he explores the bright and the dark sides of how they coped with challenges such as backwoods conditions, religious upheavals, war, political conflicts, slavery, and land speculation. He shows that headstones, resting quietly in old graveyards, can reveal fresh insights into the character and history of an influential immigrant group. (Publisher)
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Cataloging source
DLC
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1928-
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Patterson, Daniel W.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sepulchral monuments
  • Sepulchral monuments
  • Sepulchral monuments
  • Scots-Irish
  • Scots-Irish
  • Scots-Irish
Label
The true image : gravestone art and the culture of Scotch Irish settlers in the Pennsylvania and Carolina backcountry, Daniel W. Patterson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 449-470) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The immigrant craftsmen in Pennsylvania -- The stonecutters' world in the Carolinas -- The Bigham workshop and nearby Scotch Irish stonecutters -- Reading Scotch Irish emblems -- Seeing Scotch Irish inscriptions -- The Scotch Irish in the light of legends -- Reflections on the stonecutters' world -- The Scotch Irish in slave economy and landgrab
Control code
72016234679
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
xii, 481 p.
Isbn
9780807835678
Lccn
2012002039
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
The true image : gravestone art and the culture of Scotch Irish settlers in the Pennsylvania and Carolina backcountry, Daniel W. Patterson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 449-470) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The immigrant craftsmen in Pennsylvania -- The stonecutters' world in the Carolinas -- The Bigham workshop and nearby Scotch Irish stonecutters -- Reading Scotch Irish emblems -- Seeing Scotch Irish inscriptions -- The Scotch Irish in the light of legends -- Reflections on the stonecutters' world -- The Scotch Irish in slave economy and landgrab
Control code
72016234679
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
xii, 481 p.
Isbn
9780807835678
Lccn
2012002039
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., maps

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