The Memorial Story Of America

Author: Hamilton Wright Mabie
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The Memorial Story Of America

Author: Hamilton Wright Mabie
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The Genesis Of The Memorial Day Holiday In America

Author: Daniel Bellware
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ISBN: 9780692292259
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According to the Veteran's Administration, at least 25 cities across America claim to have originated the Memorial Day holiday. As a result, numerous historians feel that the true history may never be known. This book rejects that claim and explores the factual history of the holiday and shows that most of the better-known stories are mere myths. Years of painstaking research reveal a story that was well known for decades but lost in a proliferation of local legends in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Passed On

Author: Karla FC Holloway
Editor: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822332459
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The author reflects on the myths, rituals, and realities of death in the African-American community, using interviews, archival research, literature, film, and music to probe this fascinating topic.

Appletons Annual Cyclopaedia And Register Of Important Events

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Annual Report Of The American Historical Association

Author: American Historical Association
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Memorial Papers Of The American Marathi Mission 1813 1881

Author: American Marathi Mission
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Monuments

Author: Judith Dupré
Editor: Random House Incorporated
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From the award-winning, bestselling author of Skyscrapers, Churches, and Bridges comes a stunning visual history that serves as a tribute to classic American landmarks.

Review Of Reviews And World S Work

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Purified By Fire

Author: Stephen Prothero
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520236882
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Publisher Fact Sheet A history of cremation in America.

Washington S Monument

Author: John Steele Gordon
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1620406527
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The colorful story behind one of America's greatest monuments and of the ancient obelisks of Egypt, now scattered around the world. Conceived soon after the American Revolution ended, the great monument to George Washington was not finally completed until almost a century later; the great obelisk was finished in 1884 and remains the tallest stone structure in the world at 555 feet. The story behind its construction is an intriguing piece of American history, which acclaimed historian John Steele Gordon relates with verve, connecting it to the colorful saga of the ancient obelisks of Egypt. Nobody knows how many obelisks were crafted in ancient Egypt, or even exactly how they were created and erected, since they are made out of hard granite and few known tools of the time were strong enough to work granite. Generally placed in pairs at the entrances to temples, they have in modern times been ingeniously transported around the world to Istanbul, Paris, London, New York, and many other locations. Their stories illuminate that of the Washington Monument and offer a new appreciation for perhaps the most iconic memorial in the country.

Proceedings Of National Convention Of The American Legion

Author: American Legion. National Convention
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Narrative And Critical History Of America

Author: Justin Winsor
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Narrative And Critical History Of America French Explorations And Settlements In North America And Those Of The Portuguese Dutch And Swedes 1500 1700 C1884

Author: Justin Winsor
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Monument Wars

Author: Kirk Savage
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520271335
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Kirk Savage explores the National Mall in Washington D.C., site of some of the most important & poignant memorials in the U.S. He shows how the idea of monument has changed over the decades, & how the 19th century concept of the monument has given way to the late 20th century idea of 'space', the monument as an experience.

The Bicentennial Of The United States Of America

Author: American Revolution Bicentennial Administration
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ISBN: 9780960123247
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The Magazine Of American History With Notes And Queries

Author: John Austin Stevens
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Establishment Of An African American Heritage Memorial Museum

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on House Administration. Subcommittee on Libraries and Memorials
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From Memory To Memorial

Author: J. William Thompson
Editor: Penn State Press
ISBN: 0271078979
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On September 11, 2001, Shanksville, Pennsylvania, became a center of national attention when United Airlines Flight 93 crashed into a former strip mine in sleepy Somerset County, killing all forty passengers and crew aboard. This is the story of the memorialization that followed, from immediate, unofficial personal memorials to the ten-year effort to plan and build a permanent national monument to honor those who died. It is also the story of the unlikely community that developed through those efforts. As the country struggled to process the events of September 11, temporary memorials—from wreaths of flowers to personalized T-shirts and flags—appeared along the chain-link fences that lined the perimeter of the crash site. They served as evidence of the residents’ need to pay tribute to the tragedy and of the demand for an official monument. Weaving oral accounts from Shanksville residents and family members of those who died with contemporaneous news reports and records, J. William Thompson traces the creation of the monument and explores the larger narrative of memorialization in America. He recounts the crash and its sobering immediate impact on area residents and the nation, discusses the history of and controversies surrounding efforts to permanently commemorate the event, and relates how locals and grief-stricken family members ultimately bonded with movers and shakers at the federal level to build the Flight 93 National Memorial. A heartfelt examination of memory, place, and the effects of tragedy on small-town America, this fact-driven account of how the Flight 93 National Memorial came to be is a captivating look at the many ways we strive as communities to forever remember the events that change us.

A Chickamauga Memorial

Author: Timothy B. Smith
Editor: Univ. of Tennessee Press
ISBN: 157233679X
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A Chickamauga Memorial tells the full and fascinating story of how the country's first federally preserved national military park came into being and how it paved the way for all that came afterwards, including preservation efforts today. As Timothy B. Smith explains, most battlefield preservation and commemoration efforts before 1890 were done on a private and state level, with veterans' groups and states marking unit positions on battlefields, most notably at Gettysburg in Pennsylvania. In 1890, however, the federal government became involved on a large scale, ushering in a wave of battlefield preservation that would continue through the decades that followed. The brainchild of Henry Van Ness Boynton, a Union officer and veteran of the battle, Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park served multiple purposes as a commemorative memorial to the soldiers who had fought there as well as a military reservation for maneuver and study. As the former, Chickamauga played a prominent role in the reconciliation of the North and South, bringing together veterans from both sides. As the latter, the park played host to numerous military units during the Spanish American War as well as World Wars I and II. Perhaps the most important aspect, Smith contends, was the creation of historical memory in both. This process involved not only the historiography of the battles, but also how the battlefields themselves would be remembered, interpreted, and celebrated.