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Pennsylvania in public memory : reclaiming the industrial past

Author: Carolyn L Kitch
Publisher: University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Looks at sites and events in Pennsylvania to explore the emergence of heritage culture about industry and its loss in America. Traces the shaping of public memory of coal, steel, railroading, lumber, oil, and agriculture, and the story it tells about both local and national identity"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: History
Local history
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carolyn L Kitch
ISBN: 9780271052199 0271052198 9780271052205 0271052201
OCLC Number: 744975300
Description: xi, 260 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Public Memory and the Legacies of Labor --
"Almost a Nation" : The History of Industrial Heritage in Pennsylvania --
"A Journey That Will Inspire" : Regions, Routes, and Rails --
"Overcomin' What Nature Put in Your Way" : Rural Heritage and Pioneer Mythology --
"Where I Came From, How I Got Here" : Ethnic Diversity, Cultural Tourism, and the Memory of Immigration --
"Deep Veins of Loss" : Sacrifice and Heroism in Coal Country --
"From Our Family to Yours" : Personal Meanings of Work in Factory Tourism --
"Steel Made This Town" : An Unfinished Story in Uncertain Times --
"What's the Use of Wond'rin'?" : The Questions of Industrial Heritage --
Epilogue: The Future of Pennsylvania's Past.
Responsibility: Carolyn Kitch.

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