Edited by Julian M. Hayter and George R. Goethals
Chapter 6: The post-emancipation city of the dead
Chapter 6 examines the “mortuary politics” of Reconstruction. Thomas J. Brown examines Randolph Cemetery in Columbia, South Carolina, which as a burial institution became a promotion for African American access to elected office and African American militia service. Furthermore, Brown considers how this segregated cemetery could form a conceptual bridge to later racial integration.
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