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Fragile Grounds: Louisiana's Endangered Cemeteries Jessica H. Schexnayder Mary H. Manhein Fragile Grounds Louisiana s Endangered Cemeteries Fragile Grounds compiles stories and photographs of endangered cemeteries throughout Louisiana s coastal zone and beyond These burial places link the fragile land to the frailty of the state s threate

  • Title: Fragile Grounds: Louisiana's Endangered Cemeteries
  • Author: Jessica H. Schexnayder Mary H. Manhein
  • ISBN: 9781496814326
  • Page: 289
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Fragile Grounds: Louisiana's Endangered Cemeteries Jessica H. Schexnayder Mary H. Manhein Fragile Grounds compiles stories and photographs of endangered cemeteries throughout Louisiana s coastal zone and beyond These burial places link the fragile land to the frailty of the state s threatened community structures The book highlights the state s vibrant diversity by showing its unique burial customs and traditions, while it also identifies the urgent need forFragile Grounds compiles stories and photographs of endangered cemeteries throughout Louisiana s coastal zone and beyond These burial places link the fragile land to the frailty of the state s threatened community structures The book highlights the state s vibrant diversity by showing its unique burial customs and traditions, while it also identifies the urgent need for ongoing documentation of cultural elements at risk.Cemeteries associated with the culturally rich communities of Louisiana reflect the history and global settlement patterns of the state Yet many are endangered due to recurring natural and man made events Nearly 80 percent of the nation s coastal land loss occurs in Louisiana Coastal erosion, sinking land, flooding, storm surge, and sea level rise have led to an inland migration that threatens to unravel the fabric of Louisiana and, by association, hastens the demise of its burial places.As people are forced inland, migrants abandon, neglect, or often overlook cemeteries as part of the cultural landscape In terms of erosion, when the land goes, the cemetery goes with it Cemeteries fall prey to inland and coastal flooding As cities grow outward, urban sprawl takes over the landscape Cemeteries lose out to forces such as expansion, eminent domain, and urban neglect Not only do cemeteries give comfort for the living, but they also serve as a vital link to the past Once lost, that past cannot be recovered.
    Fragile Grounds: Louisiana's Endangered Cemeteries Jessica H. Schexnayder Mary H. Manhein

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    1. What an important topic for a book about cemeteries Louisiana loses the an area the size of a football field every half an hour, as its coast is devoured by the sea In the last 50 years, Louisiana has lost an average of 34 square miles per year More than 500 cemeteries exist in Louisiana s coastal zone last resting places of Native Americans, slaves and freemen, French, Spanish, Cajun, and The book does a good job of laying out the threats these cemeteries are facing, from salt intrusion to gro [...]

    2. Fragile Ground is the story that is happening today, right now and sadly in the future.The book shows several cemeteries in Southeast Louisiana that are slowly being destroyed mostly by coastal erosion of the land Pictures of some are documented so show the most damage, text discusses the cultural lost of the land and the people who struggle to live Eighty percent of coastal erosion in the U.S is in the Southeast portion of the state.It might surprise some that even the cemeteries in the Greater [...]

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