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The Resource Born in the U.S.A. : birth, commemoration, and American public memory, edited by Seth C. Bruggeman

Born in the U.S.A. : birth, commemoration, and American public memory, edited by Seth C. Bruggeman

Label
Born in the U.S.A. : birth, commemoration, and American public memory
Title
Born in the U.S.A.
Title remainder
birth, commemoration, and American public memory
Statement of responsibility
edited by Seth C. Bruggeman
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Scores of birthplace monuments and historic childhood homes dot the American landscape. These special places, many dating to the early years of the last century, have enshrined nativity alongside patriotism and valor among the key pillars of the nation's popular historical imagination. The essays in this volume suggest that the way Americans have celebrated famous births reflects evolving expectations of citizenship as well as a willingness to edit the past when those hopes go unfulfilled. The contributors also demonstrate that the reinvention of origin myths at birthplace monuments still factors in American political culture and the search for meaning in an ever-shifting global order. Beyond asking why it is that Americans care about birthplaces and how they choose which ones to commemorate, Born in the U.S.A. offers insights from historians, curators, interpretive specialists, and others whose experience speaks directly to the challenges of managing historical sites. Each essay points to new ways of telling old stories at these mainstays of American memory. The case of the modern house museum receives special attention in a provocative concluding essay by Patricia West
Member of
Cataloging source
LGG
Dewey number
973
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
E159
LC item number
.B745 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1975-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Bruggeman, Seth C.
Series statement
Public history in historical perspective
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Collective memory
  • Birthplaces
  • Historic sites
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
  • Birthplaces
  • Collective memory
  • Historic sites
  • United States
Label
Born in the U.S.A. : birth, commemoration, and American public memory, edited by Seth C. Bruggeman
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Constructions of a Presidential Birthplace at the John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site
  • Christine Arato
  • 3.
  • Commemorating Jimmy Carter and Southern Rural Life in Plains, Georgia
  • Zachary J. Lechner
  • 4.
  • Authenticity and Interpretation at Mark Twain's Birthplace Cabins
  • Hilary Iris Lowe
  • 5.
  • Stratford Hall
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • Memorial to Robert E. Lee?
  • Laura Lawfer Orr
  • 6.
  • Memories, Monuments, and Mormonism
  • Birthplace of Joseph Smith in Vermont
  • Keith A. Erekson
  • 7.
  • Rosine, Kentucky
  • Birthplace of Bill Monroe and American Bluegrass Music
  • Cynthia Miller
  • Locating the Birthplace in American Public Memory
  • 8.
  • "Right Here in Mason City"
  • Meredith Willson and Musical Memory in the American Midwest
  • Anna Thompson Hajdik
  • 9.
  • Paulsdale
  • Adapting Alice Paul's Birthplace for a New Generation of Leaders
  • Kris Myers
  • 10.
  • Raven in the Frog Pond
  • Seth C. Bruggeman
  • Edgar Allan Poe and the City of Boston
  • Dan Currie
  • 11.
  • Du Bois in Great Barrington
  • Promises and Pitfalls of a Boyhood Historic Site
  • Robert Paynter
  • 1.
  • Remembering John Muir, the Trans-Atlantic "Father" of Wilderness Conservation
  • Angela Phelps
  • 2.
  • This House Holds Many Memories
Control code
830023559
Extent
1 online resource (288 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781613762097
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt5n0tw5
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)830023559
Label
Born in the U.S.A. : birth, commemoration, and American public memory, edited by Seth C. Bruggeman
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Constructions of a Presidential Birthplace at the John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site
  • Christine Arato
  • 3.
  • Commemorating Jimmy Carter and Southern Rural Life in Plains, Georgia
  • Zachary J. Lechner
  • 4.
  • Authenticity and Interpretation at Mark Twain's Birthplace Cabins
  • Hilary Iris Lowe
  • 5.
  • Stratford Hall
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • Memorial to Robert E. Lee?
  • Laura Lawfer Orr
  • 6.
  • Memories, Monuments, and Mormonism
  • Birthplace of Joseph Smith in Vermont
  • Keith A. Erekson
  • 7.
  • Rosine, Kentucky
  • Birthplace of Bill Monroe and American Bluegrass Music
  • Cynthia Miller
  • Locating the Birthplace in American Public Memory
  • 8.
  • "Right Here in Mason City"
  • Meredith Willson and Musical Memory in the American Midwest
  • Anna Thompson Hajdik
  • 9.
  • Paulsdale
  • Adapting Alice Paul's Birthplace for a New Generation of Leaders
  • Kris Myers
  • 10.
  • Raven in the Frog Pond
  • Seth C. Bruggeman
  • Edgar Allan Poe and the City of Boston
  • Dan Currie
  • 11.
  • Du Bois in Great Barrington
  • Promises and Pitfalls of a Boyhood Historic Site
  • Robert Paynter
  • 1.
  • Remembering John Muir, the Trans-Atlantic "Father" of Wilderness Conservation
  • Angela Phelps
  • 2.
  • This House Holds Many Memories
Control code
830023559
Extent
1 online resource (288 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781613762097
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt5n0tw5
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)830023559

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