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The Resource Remembering the Revolution : memory, history, and nation making from independence to the Civil War, edited by Michael A. McDonnell, Clare Corbould, Frances M. Clarke, and W. Fitzhugh Brundage

Remembering the Revolution : memory, history, and nation making from independence to the Civil War, edited by Michael A. McDonnell, Clare Corbould, Frances M. Clarke, and W. Fitzhugh Brundage

Label
Remembering the Revolution : memory, history, and nation making from independence to the Civil War
Title
Remembering the Revolution
Title remainder
memory, history, and nation making from independence to the Civil War
Statement of responsibility
edited by Michael A. McDonnell, Clare Corbould, Frances M. Clarke, and W. Fitzhugh Brundage
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In today s United States, the legacy of the American Revolution looms large. From presidential speeches to bestselling biographies, from conservative politics to school pageants, everybody knows something about the Revolution. Yet what was a messy, protracted, divisive, and destructive war has calcified into a glorified founding moment of the American nation. Disparate events with equally diverse participants have been reduced to a few key scenes and characters, presided over by well-meaning and wise old men. Recollections of the Revolution did not always take today s form. In this lively collection of essays, historians and literary scholars consider how the first three generations of American citizens interpreted their nation s origins. The volume introduces readers to a host of individuals and groups both well known and obscure, from Molly Pitcher and forgotten father John Dickinson to African American Baptists in Georgia and antebellum pacifists. They show how the memory of the Revolution became politicized early in the nation s history, as different interests sought to harness its meaning for their own ends. No single faction succeeded, and at the outbreak of the Civil War the American people remained divided over how to remember the Revolution
Member of
Cataloging source
P@U
Dewey number
973.3
Index
index present
LC call number
E209
LC item number
.R39 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • McDonnell, Michael A.
  • Corbould, Clare
  • Clarke, Frances M.
  • Brundage, W. Fitzhugh
Series statement
Public History in Historical Perspective
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  • United States
  • HISTORY
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • United States
  • Regions & Countries - Americas
  • History & Archaeology
  • United States - General
Label
Remembering the Revolution : memory, history, and nation making from independence to the Civil War, edited by Michael A. McDonnell, Clare Corbould, Frances M. Clarke, and W. Fitzhugh Brundage
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the Revolution in American life -- The Revolutionary generation remembers. -- War and nationhood: founding myths and historical realities / Michael A. McDonnell -- "A natural & unalienable right": New England revolutionary petitions and African American identity / Daniel Mandell -- Forgotten founder: revolutionary memory and John Dickinson's reputation / Peter Bastian -- The graveyard aesthetics of revolutionary elegiac verse: remembering the Revolution as a sacred cause / Evert Jan van Leeuwen -- "Starving memory": antinarrating the American Revolution / William Huntting Howell -- Public memories, private lives: the first greatest generation remembers the Revolutionary War / Caroline Cox -- Transmitting memories, 1790s/1840s. -- "More than ordinary patriotism": living history in the memory work of George Washington Parke Custis / Seth C. Bruggeman -- Plagiarism in pursuit of historical truth: George Chalmers and the patriotic legacy of loyalist history / Eileen Ka-May Cheng -- Emma Willard's "True mnemonic of history": America's first textbooks, proto-feminism, and the memory of the revolution / Keith Beutler -- Remembering and forgetting: war, memory, and identity in the post-revolutionary Mohawk Valley / James Paxton -- "Lie there my darling, while I avenge ye!": anecdotes, collective memory, and the legend of Molly Pitcher / Emily Lewis Butterfield -- Dividing memories, 1776/1865. -- Forgetting history: antebellum American peace reformers and the specter of the Revolution / Carolyn Eastman -- "Of course we claim to be Americans": revolution, memory, and race in up-country Georgia Baptist churches, 1772/1849 / Daryl Black -- "A strange and crowded history": transnational revolution and empire in George Lippard's Washington and his generals / Tara Deshpande -- "The sacred ashes of the first of men": Edward Everett, the Mount Vernon Ladies Association of the Union, and late antebellum unionism / Matthew Mason -- Martyred blood and avenging spirits: revolutionary martyrs and heroes as inspiration for the U.S. Civil War / Sarah J. Purcell -- Old-fashioned tea parties: revolutionary memory in Civil War sanitary fairs / Frances M. Clarke
Control code
872121963
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781613762776
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)872121963
Label
Remembering the Revolution : memory, history, and nation making from independence to the Civil War, edited by Michael A. McDonnell, Clare Corbould, Frances M. Clarke, and W. Fitzhugh Brundage
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the Revolution in American life -- The Revolutionary generation remembers. -- War and nationhood: founding myths and historical realities / Michael A. McDonnell -- "A natural & unalienable right": New England revolutionary petitions and African American identity / Daniel Mandell -- Forgotten founder: revolutionary memory and John Dickinson's reputation / Peter Bastian -- The graveyard aesthetics of revolutionary elegiac verse: remembering the Revolution as a sacred cause / Evert Jan van Leeuwen -- "Starving memory": antinarrating the American Revolution / William Huntting Howell -- Public memories, private lives: the first greatest generation remembers the Revolutionary War / Caroline Cox -- Transmitting memories, 1790s/1840s. -- "More than ordinary patriotism": living history in the memory work of George Washington Parke Custis / Seth C. Bruggeman -- Plagiarism in pursuit of historical truth: George Chalmers and the patriotic legacy of loyalist history / Eileen Ka-May Cheng -- Emma Willard's "True mnemonic of history": America's first textbooks, proto-feminism, and the memory of the revolution / Keith Beutler -- Remembering and forgetting: war, memory, and identity in the post-revolutionary Mohawk Valley / James Paxton -- "Lie there my darling, while I avenge ye!": anecdotes, collective memory, and the legend of Molly Pitcher / Emily Lewis Butterfield -- Dividing memories, 1776/1865. -- Forgetting history: antebellum American peace reformers and the specter of the Revolution / Carolyn Eastman -- "Of course we claim to be Americans": revolution, memory, and race in up-country Georgia Baptist churches, 1772/1849 / Daryl Black -- "A strange and crowded history": transnational revolution and empire in George Lippard's Washington and his generals / Tara Deshpande -- "The sacred ashes of the first of men": Edward Everett, the Mount Vernon Ladies Association of the Union, and late antebellum unionism / Matthew Mason -- Martyred blood and avenging spirits: revolutionary martyrs and heroes as inspiration for the U.S. Civil War / Sarah J. Purcell -- Old-fashioned tea parties: revolutionary memory in Civil War sanitary fairs / Frances M. Clarke
Control code
872121963
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781613762776
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)872121963

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