Remembering War the American Way

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Drawing on sources ranging from government documents to Embalmer's Monthly, G. Kurt Piehler recounts efforts to commemorate wars by erecting monuments, designating holidays, forming veterans' organizations, and establishing national cemeteries. The federal government, he contends, initially sidestepped funding for memorials, thereby leaving the determination of how and whom to honor in the hands of those with ready money - and those who responded to them. In one instance, monuments to "Yankee heroes" erected by ...
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Overview

Drawing on sources ranging from government documents to Embalmer's Monthly, G. Kurt Piehler recounts efforts to commemorate wars by erecting monuments, designating holidays, forming veterans' organizations, and establishing national cemeteries. The federal government, he contends, initially sidestepped funding for memorials, thereby leaving the determination of how and whom to honor in the hands of those with ready money - and those who responded to them. In one instance, monuments to "Yankee heroes" erected by the Daughters of the American Revolution were countered by immigrant groups, who added such figures as Casimir Pulaski and Thaddeus Kosciusko to the record of the war. Piehler argues that the conflict between these groups is emblematic of the ongoing reinterpretation of wars by majority and minority groups, and by successive generations. Demonstrating that the battles over the Vietnam Veterans Memorial are not unique in American history, Remembering War the American Way reveals that the memory of war is intrinsically bound to the pluralistic definition of national identity.
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Library Journal
Piehler, who is an archivist and oral historian, undertakes to document how each of America's wars has been memorialized in monuments, cemeteries, holidays, and fraternal groups. The emphasis is definitely on the tangible; film, video, music, and literature are barely mentioned. The accounts of the social and political disagreements over the purpose and form of public remembrance synthesize a great deal of heretofore scattered or inaccessible information and will attract scholars, but more attention to popular culture would have enhanced the book for both researcher and general reader. An optional purchase for academic libraries.-Fritz Buckallew, Univ. of Central Oklahoma Lib., Edmond
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“A sprightly, informative, insightful, and compelling tale of how we honor those men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Kurt Piehler blends politics, memory, culture, regionalism, race, and religion into a fascinating mix. Recommended without reservation.”—Stephen E. Ambrose, author of D-Day: June 6, 1944 and Band of Brothers

“The accounts of the social and political disagreements over the purpose and form of public remembrance synthesize a great deal of heretofore scattered or inaccessible information.”—Library Journal

“An important addition to the growing body of literature on the construction and function of the memory of war.”—Journal of American History
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781560984610
  • Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press
  • Publication date: 7/1/1995
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 6.32 (w) x 9.35 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Meet the Author

G. Kurt Piehler is director of the Center for the Study of War and Society at the University of Tennessee. He lives in Knoxville, Tennessee.
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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction 1
1 The Memory of a Nation Forged in War 10
2 The Divided Legacy of the Civil War 47
3 Remembering the War to End All Wars 92
4 The "Good War" and Modern Memory 126
5 From the Korean War to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial 154
6 Conclusion 183
Notes 193
Index 226
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