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Born in the U.S.A. : birth, commemoration, and American public memory

Author: Seth C Bruggeman
Publisher: Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, 2012.
Series: Public history in historical perspective.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Seth C Bruggeman
ISBN: 9781558499386 1558499385 9781558499379 1558499377
OCLC Number: 768167097
Description: viii, 283 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Locating the birthplace in American Public memory / Seth C. Bruggeman --
Remembering John Muir, the Trans-Atlantic "father" of wilderness conservation / Angela Phelps --
This house holds many memories: constructions of a presidential birthplace at the John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site / Christine Arato --
Commemorating Jimmy Carter and Southern rural life in plains, Georgia / Zachary J. Lechner --
Authenticity and interpretation at Mark Twain's Birthplace cabins / Hilary Iris Lowe --
Stratford Hall: a memorial to Robert E. Lee? / Paul Reber, Laura Lawfer Orr --
Memories, monuments, and Mormonism: the birthplace of Joseph Smith in Vermont / Keith A. Erekson --
Rosine, Kentucky: birthplace of Bill Monroe and American bluegrass music / Cynthia Miller --
"Right here in Mason City": Meredith Willson and musical memory in the American Midwest / Anna Thompson Hajdik --
Paulsdale: adapting Alice Paul's birthplace for a new generation of leaders / Kris Myers --
The raven in the frog pond: Edgar Allan Poe and the city of Boston / Paul Lewis, Dan Currie --
Du Bois in Great Barrington: the promises and pitfalls of a boyhood historic site / David Glassberg, Robert Paynter --
Conclusion of babies and bathwater: birthplace "shrines" and the future of the Historic House Museum / Patricia West.
Series Title: Public history in historical perspective.
Responsibility: edited by Seth C. Bruggeman.

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