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

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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.

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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.

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ISBN:
9780691034959
Author:
Bodnar, John
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Location:
Princeton
Subject:
General
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
20th century
Subject:
Sociology
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Social conditions
Subject:
American history
Subject:
Anthropology
Subject:
US History - 20th Century
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Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
December 1993
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
17 halftones
Pages:
312
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 16 oz

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