Remaking America

Remaking America

Public Memory, Commemoration, and Patriotism in the Twentieth Century

Book - 1991
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Baker & Taylor
Argues that public commemoration of historic events expresses a need to reinforce personal sentiments dealing with issues of class, race, sex, and regional identity

Princeton University Press

In a compelling inquiry into public events ranging from the building of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial through ethnic community fairs to pioneer celebrations, John Bodnar explores the stories, ideas, and symbols behind American commemorations over the last century. Such forms of historical consciousness, he argues, do not necessarily preserve the past but rather address serious political matters in the present.



Baker
& Taylor

Argues that the tendency toward public commemoration of historic events expresses a need to reinforce personal sentiments that deal with current issues of class, race, sex, and regional identity.

Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [i.e. 1991]
Copyright Date: ©1992
ISBN: 9780691047836
0691047839
Branch Call Number: 973.9 BODNA
Characteristics: xiii, 296 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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