Widow's Weeds and Weeping Veils

Mourning Rituals in 19th Century America

Bernadette Loeffel-Atkins

Widow's Weeds and Weeping Veils: Mourning Rituals in 19th Century America covers the Civil War Era, Women's History, Fashion and Social and Cultural changes. The book also explains how Victorian America viewed death and dying.
Publication date:
April 2012
Publisher :
Gettysburg Publishing
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ISBN : 9780983863113

Dimensions : 216 X 140 mm


The Victorian era both in Europe and America saw the rituals of mourning rise above the practical use of providing closure for those left behind. Mourning became an art form through which is not only grief, but also religious feeling, social obligation, and even fashion could be expressed.

Widow's Weeds and Weeping Veils explores how Victorians viewed death and dying, describing the cultural and social changes that occurred as a result of the historical events of their time. This concise, informative work is ideal for students of the nineteenth-century, American Civil War enthusiasts and anyone interested in Victorian culture.