Remembering the Alamo: Memory, Modernity, and the Master Symbol

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How the Alamo's transformation into an American cultural icon helped to shape social, economic, and political relations between Anglo and Mexican Texans from the late nineteenth to the mid-twentieth centuries.
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How the Alamo's transformation into an American cultural icon helped to shape social, economic, and political relations between Anglo and Mexican Texans from the late nineteenth to the mid-twentieth centuries.
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Olga Nájera-Ramírez
Drawing on a broad range of theorists in various fields (geography, social history, semiotics, cultural studies, and anthropology), Flores provides a compelling and quite forceful analysis of various historically produced forms of documenting, recalling, and interpreting the Alamo.
Olga Nájera-Ramírez, Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of California, Santa Cruz
Olga Nájera-Ramírez
Drawing on a broad range of theorists in various fields (geography, social history, semiotics, cultural studies, and anthropology), Flores provides a compelling and quite forceful analysis of various historically produced forms of documenting, recalling, and interpreting the Alamo.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780292725393
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/2002
  • Series: History, Culture, and Society Series
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 6.38 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.78 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments
Introduction
1. The Texas Modern

Part One. The Alamo as Place, 1836-1905
2. History, Memory-Place, and Silence: The Public Construction of the Past
3. From San Fernando de Béxar to the Alamo City: The Political Unconscious of Plaza Space
4. From Private Visions to Public Culture: The Making of the Alamo

Part Two. The Alamo as Project, 1890-1960
5. Cinematic Images: Frontiers, Nationalism, and the Mexican Question
6. Why Does Davy Live? Modernity and Its Heroics
Conclusion: The Alamo as Tex(Mex) Master Symbol of Modernity

Notes
References
Index

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