America’s First Cremation Was WILD

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Mortician: Caitlin Doughty
Producer & Writer: Louise Hung (@LouiseHung1)
Editor & Graphics: Landis Blair (@landisblair)

This video was greatly informed by the book "Purified by Fire: A History of Cremation in America" by Stephen Prothero. Thank you Mr. Prothero for giving us all the BONKERS details on this fascinating history.

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***SELECTED SOURCES***

Purified by Fire: A History of Cremation in America
Prothero, Stephen. University of California Press. 2001.

"Baron de Palm’s Ashes: 1877"
https://thevictorianbookofthedead.wordpress.com/2019/03/06/baron-de-palms-ashes-1877/

"Up in Smoke: Theosophy and the Revival of Cremation"
https://www.theosophical.org/publications/quest-magazine/1684-up-in-smoke-theosophy-and-the-revival-of-cremation

"Why the First Cremation in the U.S. Was So Controversial"
https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/why-the-first-cremation-in-the-us-was-so-controversial

"Why Cremation?"
https://www.christiancentury.org/article/2011-11/why-cremation

"Ashes to Ashes: America’s First Crematorium"
http://pabook2.libraries.psu.edu/palitmap/Crematory.html

"The Writing on the Wall"
https://weelunk.com/the-writing-on-the-wall/

Death in the Afternoon — "Crematory Whoopsies" (Sarah Chavez)
https://deathintheafternoon.libsyn.com/crematory-whoopsies