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The Resource Fighting over the founders : how we remember the American Revolution, Andrew M. Schocket

Fighting over the founders : how we remember the American Revolution, Andrew M. Schocket

Label
Fighting over the founders : how we remember the American Revolution
Title
Fighting over the founders
Title remainder
how we remember the American Revolution
Statement of responsibility
Andrew M. Schocket
Creator
Subject
Language
en
Summary
"The American Revolution is all around us. It is pictured as big as billboards and as small as postage stamps, evoked in political campaigns and car advertising campaigns, relived in museums and revised in computer games. As the nation's founding moment, the American Revolution serves as a source of powerful founding myths, and remains the most accessible and most contested event in U.S. history: more than any other, it stands as a proxy for how Americans perceive the nation's aspirations. Americans' increased fascination with the Revolution over the past two decades represents more than interest in the past. It's also a site to work out the present, and the future. What are we using the Revolution to debate? In Fighting over the Founders, Andrew M. Schocket explores how politicians, screenwriters, activists, biographers, jurists, museum professionals, and reenactors portray the American Revolution. Identifying competing 'essentialist' and 'organicist' interpretations of the American Revolution, Schocket shows how today's memories of the American Revolution reveal American's conflicted ideas about class, about race, and about gender--as well as the nature of history itself. Fighting over the Founders plumbs our views of the past and the present, and illuminates our ideas of what United States means to its citizens in the new millennium"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schocket, Andrew M
Dewey number
973.3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
E209
LC item number
.S36 2015
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Collective memory
  • National characteristics, American
  • Political culture
  • Popular culture
  • Public opinion
  • Historical reenactments
Label
Fighting over the founders : how we remember the American Revolution, Andrew M. Schocket
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Truths That Are Not Self-Evident : The Revolution in Political Speech -- 2. We Have Not Yet Begun to Write : Historians and Founders Chic -- We the Tourists : The Revolution at Museums and Historical Sites -- 4. Give Me Liberty's Kids : How the Revolution Has Been Televised and Filmed -- To Re-create a More Perfect Union : Originalism, the Tea Party, and Reenactors
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 253 pages
Isbn
9780814708163
Lccn
2014029547
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn876883327
  • 1444365
Label
Fighting over the founders : how we remember the American Revolution, Andrew M. Schocket
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Truths That Are Not Self-Evident : The Revolution in Political Speech -- 2. We Have Not Yet Begun to Write : Historians and Founders Chic -- We the Tourists : The Revolution at Museums and Historical Sites -- 4. Give Me Liberty's Kids : How the Revolution Has Been Televised and Filmed -- To Re-create a More Perfect Union : Originalism, the Tea Party, and Reenactors
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 253 pages
Isbn
9780814708163
Lccn
2014029547
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn876883327
  • 1444365

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