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Commemoration in America : essays on monuments, memorialization, and memory

Author: David Walter Gobel; Daves Rossell
Publisher: Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Walter Gobel; Daves Rossell
ISBN: 9780813933726 0813933722 0813933730 9780813933733 0813934338 9780813934334
OCLC Number: 873946783
Description: 346 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Discovering the monumental theme. Why do contemporary monuments talk so much? / Dell Upton --
Memorial observances / Catherine W. Bishir --
Stone witnesses, dumb pictures, and voices from the grave: objects, images, and collective memory in early Boston / Mark A. Peterson --
The triumphal marker. Staging a triumph, raising a temple: Philadelphia's "Welcoming parade" for Lafayette, 1824 / Jhennifer A. Amundson --
"Liberty regulated by law": civic instruction on the George Washington inaugural centennial in Chicago / Ellen M. Litwicki --
The democratic monument: the reframing of history as heritage / Richard M. Sommer and Glenn Forley --
"As a witness upon the field of history": the American elm as commemorative vessel in nineteenth-century New England / Thomas J. Campanella --
The weight of history. Unresolved: the Italian Hall memorial in Calumet, Michigan / Alison K. Hoagland --
Judge Thomas Ruffin and the shadows of Southern history / Sally Greene --
Commemorating the civil rights movement with monuments in the urban South / GlennT. Eskew --
Inventing homelands in Japanese American concentration camps / Lynne Horiuchi --
Forgoing memory. Adorning damnable cities: pro urbis amore and damnatio memoriae / David Lowenthal.
Responsibility: edited by David Gobel and Daves Rossell.

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[These case studies] interrogate the nature of monumentality and the heavy hand of social control in remembering travesty, triumph, and trauma. Taken as a whole, they sggest the field's deep Read more...

 
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