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Cemetery Law: the Common Law of Burying Grounds in the United States

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ISBN-10: 0692519084

ISBN-13: 9780692519080

Edition: N/A

Authors: Tanya Marsh, Daniel Gibson

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Concerns about the cost and environmental consequences of the "traditional" American model of burial-embalming, casket, vault, single perpetual grave-are prompting the first significant challenges to American disposition practices since the Civil War. Burial itself is even being challenged-the popularity of cremation has exploded in recent decades and it will soon become the dominant practice. Americans eager to innovate in deathcare find that the law-still heavily rooted in 17th century English, Protestant practices and beliefs-is ill-equipped to adapt. Cemetery law in the United States has changed little in the past 200 years, but the challenges to our disposition practices are so…    
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Book details

List price: $30.00
Publisher: God's Acre Publishing
Publication date: 8/27/2015
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 424
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.96" tall
Weight: 2.640
Language: English

Tanya D. Marsh is a graduate of Indiana University-Bloomington (B.A. in history and political science) and Harvard Law School. She practiced law in Indianapolis for ten years before joining the faculty at the Wake Forest University School of Law in 2010. Marsh developed and began teaching the first course on funeral and cemetery law in an American law school in 2013. She has been elected to the membership of the American Law Institute and the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, and is an active leader in the American Bar Association-Real Property Trust and Estate Law Section and the Association of American Law Schools. Marsh is nationally recognized for her work in the law of human…    

DANIEL GIBSON has worked as a freelance writer and editor for numerous publications, including the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Cowboys & Indians. He served as editor of Native Peoples magazine for 12 years and as a columnist for the Santa Fe New Mexican. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.