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Memory in black and white : race, commemoration, and the post-bellum landscape

Author: Paul A Shackel
Publisher: Walnut Creek ; Lanham ; New York : AltaMira Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Uses four well-known Civil War-era National Park sites to illustrate the evolution of commemorative expression at sites of controversy. This book shows how interpretation may change dramatically from  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul A Shackel
ISBN: 0759102635 9780759102637
OCLC Number: 895148449
Description: XVII, 250 p. : il. ; 23 cm
Contents: Part 1 Foreword Part 2 Preface Part 3 Introduction Chapter 4 Chapter 1: Contested Memories of the Civil War Chapter 5 Chapter 2: The John Brown Fort: Unwanted Symbol, Coveted Icon Chapter 6 Chapter 3: Southern Heritage and the Faithful Slave Monuments: The Heyward Shepherd Memorial Chapter 7 Chapter 4: Saint-Gaudens' Shaw Monument: Redefining the Role of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Chapter 8 Chapter 5: Contradictions on the Landscape: Myth and Creation at Manassas National Battlefield Park Chapter 9 Chapter 6: Remembering Landscapes of Conflict Part 10 Epilogue: Approaches to Changing the Meaning of Commemoration
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In this book, Paul Shackel accurately observes, 'Public memory is more a reflection of present political and social relations than a true reconstruction of the past.' Arguments over history today Read more...

 
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