Remaking America: Public Memory, Commemoration, and Patriotism in the Twentieth Century / Edition 1

Remaking America: Public Memory, Commemoration, and Patriotism in the Twentieth Century / Edition 1

by John Bodnar
     
 

ISBN-10: 0691034958

ISBN-13: 9780691034959

Pub. Date: 12/27/1993

Publisher: 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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691034959
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
12/27/1993
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
318
Sales rank:
1,324,029
Product dimensions:
6.08(w) x 9.17(h) x 1.04(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface
Prologue: The Vietnam Veterans Memorial3
Ch. 1The Memory Debate: An Introduction13
Ch. 2Public Memory in Nineteenth-Century America: Background and Context21
Ch. 3The Construction of Ethnic Memory41
Ch. 4Commemoration in the City: Indianapolis and Cleveland78
Ch. 5Memory in the Midwest before World War II113
Ch. 6Memory in the Midwest after World War II138
Ch. 7The National Park Service and History169
Ch. 8Celebrating the Nation, 1961-1976206
Conclusion: Subcultures and the Regime245
Notes255
A Note on Sources285
Index289

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