American Historical Pageantry: The Uses of Tradition in the Early Twentieth Century

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UNC Press Books, 1990 - History - 381 pages
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What images shape Americans' perceptions of their past? How do particular versions of history become the public history? And how have these views changed over time? David Glassberg explores these important questions by examining the pageantry craze of the
 

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Contents

Influences Felt to the End of Time
7
The New Pageantry
41
The Place Is the Hero
69
Community Development Is the Plot
103
To Explain the City to Itself
157
Organizing the Soul of America
201
The Receding Past
229
The Era of Pageantry
279
Notes
291
A Note on the Sources
361
Index
369
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