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The Making Of The American Landscape

Author : Michael P. Conzen
ISBN : 0049170090
Genre : Human beings
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Myth Memory And The Making Of The American Landscape

Author : Paul A. Shackel
ISBN : 0813021049
Genre : History
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"Penetrating insight into the processes by which our collective historical memory is constructed. Through a range of case studies, the authors explore how and why certain landscapes and monuments are intentionally endowed with specific messages, why certain stories are obscured or forgotten, and how collective memories change over time." --James Delle, Franklin and Marshall College The authors in this collection show how the creation of a collective memory of highly visible objects and landscapes is an ongoing struggle, their meanings always being constructed, changed, and challenged. The sites and symbols the authors address are nationally recognized and include a balance of places that illuminate class, ethnic, racial, and historical experiences. Focusing on material culture, they explore the tensions that exist among various groups--elite landowners, the National Park Service, preservationists, minority groups--who compete for control over the interpretation of American public history. CONTENTS Foreword, by Edward T. Linenthal Introduction: The Making of the American Landscape, by Paul A. Shackel Part I: An Exclusionary Past, by Paul A. Shackel 1. Of Saints and Sinners: Mythic Landscapes of the Old and New South, by Audrey J. Horning 2. The Woman Movement: Memorial to Women's Rights Leaders and the Perceived Images of the Women's Movement, by Courtney Workman 3. The Third Battle of Manassas: Power, Identity, and the Forgotten African-American Past, by Erika K. Martin Seibert 4. Remembering a Japanese-American Concentration Camp at Manzanar National Historic Site, by Janice L. Dubel 5. Wounded Knee: The Conflict of Interpretation, by Gail Brown Part II: Commemoration and the Making of a Patriotic Past, by Paul A. Shackel 6. Freeze-Frame, September 17, 1862: A Preservation Battle at Antietam National Battlefield Park, by Martha Temkin 7. The Robert Gould Shaw Memorial: Redefining the Role of the Fifty-Fourth Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, by Paul A. Shackel 8. Buried in the Rose Garden: Levels of Meaning at Arlington National Cemetery and the Robert E. Lee Memorial, by Laurie Burgess Part III: Nostalgia and the Legitimation of American Heritage, by Paul A. Shackel 9. Authenticity, Legitimation, and Twentieth-Century Tourism: The John D. Rockefeller, Jr., Carriage Roads, Acadia National Park, Maine, by Matthew M. Palus 10. The Birthplace of a Chief: Archaeology and Meaning at George Washington Birthplace National Monument, by Joy Beasley 11. Nostalgia and Tourism: Camden Yards in Baltimore, by Erin Donovan 12. Abraham Lincoln's Birthplace Cabin: The Making of an American Icon, by Dwight T. Pitcaithley Paul A. Shackel, associate professor of anthropology at the University of Maryland, is the author of Archaeology and Created Memory: Public History in a National Park; Culture Change and the New Technology: An Archaeology of the Early American Industrial Era; and Personal Discipline and Material Culture: An Archaeology of Annapolis, Maryland, 1695-1870.

The American Landscape

Author : Stephen F. Mills
ISBN : 9781135958930
Genre : History
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First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Spirit Of Place

Author : Frederick Turner
ISBN : UOM:39015017019442
Genre : Fiction
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Looks at nine American authors, and discusses the role of landscape in their work

William Bartram Interpreter Of The American Landscape

Author : N. Bryllion Fagin
ISBN : 9785873159277
Genre : History
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The Romance Of American Landscape

Author : Thomas Addison Richards
ISBN : NYPL:33433112010818
Genre : American fiction
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On Zion S Mount

Author : Jared Farmer
ISBN : 9780674036710
Genre : History
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Critical Regionalism

Author : Douglas Reichert Powell
ISBN : 9781469606743
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The idea of "region" in America has often served to isolate places from each other, observes Douglas Reichert Powell. Whether in the nostalgic celebration of folk cultures or the urbane distaste for "hicks," certain regions of the country are identified as static, insular, and culturally disconnected from everywhere else. In Critical Regionalism, Reichert Powell explores this trend and offers alternatives to it. Reichert Powell proposes using more nuanced strategies that identify distinctive aspects of particular geographically marginal communities without turning them into peculiar "hick towns." He enacts a new methodology of critical regionalism in order to link local concerns and debates to larger patterns of history, politics, and culture. To illustrate his method, in each chapter of the book Reichert Powell juxtaposes widely known texts from American literature and film with texts from and about his own Appalachian hometown of Johnson City, Tennessee. He carries the idea further in a call for a critical regionalist pedagogy that uses the classroom as a place for academic writers to build new connections with their surroundings, and to teach others to do so as well.

The American Landscape In The Poetry Of Frost Bishop And Ashbery

Author : M. MacArthur
ISBN : 9780230614116
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Robert Frost, Elizabeth Bishop, and John Ashbery stand out among major American poets - all three shaped the direction and pushed the boundaries of contemporary poetry on an international scale. Drawing on biography, cultural history, and original archival research, MacArthur shows us that these distinctive poets share one surprisingly central trope in their oeuvres: the Romantic scene of the abandoned house. This book scrutinizes the popular notion of Frost as a deeply rooted New Englander, demonstrates that Frost had an underestimated influence on Bishop - whose preoccupation with houses and dwelling is the obverse of her obsession with travel - and questions dominant, anti-biographical readings of Ashbery as an urban-identified poet. As she reads poems that evoke particular landscapes and houses lost and abandoned by these poets, MacArthur also sketches relevant cultural trends, including patterns of rural de-settlement, the transformation of rural economies from agriculture to tourism, and modern American s increasing mobility and rootlessness.

Just A Thin Slice A Family S Journey Through The American Landscape 1623 To The Present

Author : Jim Kenaston
ISBN : 9781387252008
Genre : History
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"Just a Thin Slice" is a selective account of a family history covering nearly 400 years. The life and times of multiple generations are characterized for the sake of young members of the family and for others who may find the account to be a useful or edifying word for our current time.

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