Cultural Movements and Collective Memory: Christopher Columbus and the Rewriting of the National Origin Myth

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Palgrave Macmillan, Sep 15, 2008 - History - 261 pages
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This book uses political process theory to examine the three most successful cultural movements that have mobilized around Christopher Columbus, a figure whose surrounding myths have served many interests. The author examines the religious, ethnic, and anti-colonial movements that were most successful in rewriting national origin myth, providing a clear application of the political process model while telling the story of how a powerless public mobilized to rewrite its past. 

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Timothy Kubal is Assistant Professor of Sociology at California State University at Fresno.

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