Since the American Civil War, Hart Island, New York has been a site of mass burials. With over 1 million bodies buried on the island, it is the largest potter’s field in the United States. By examining memorialization, grievability, and social death, Hart Island can be understood as an example of how each of these concepts affect human lives, and human deaths.
Religions; Religions -- Philosophy; Religions -- History
Relics, Remnants, and Religion: an Undergraduate Journal in Religious Studies
The University of Puget Sound
"Unclaimed and Unknown: Examining Hart Island,"
Relics, Remnants, and Religion: An Undergraduate Journal in Religious Studies: Vol. 5
, Article 4.
Available at: https://soundideas.pugetsound.edu/relics/vol5/iss1/4