Watergate In American Memory: How We Remember, Forget, And Reconstruct The Past

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Basic Books, Nov 17, 1993 - History - 304 pages
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A look at what Americans remember (and what they have forgotten) about one of the most traumatic domestic political event in the America's post-war history.
 

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WATERGATE IN AMERICAN MEMORY: How We Remember, Forget, and Reconstruct the Past

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A fitfully perceptive account of the collective American ``memory'' of Watergate, and of what this tells us about the nature of history. Schudson (Communication and Sociology/UC-San Diego; Advertising ... Read full review

Watergate in American memory: how we remember, forget, and reconstruct the past

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On the 20th anniversary of the Democratic headquarters break-in, has the Watergate perpetual publishing machine cranked out another play-it-again-Sam Ervin reprise? No! This engrossing overview shows ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Constitutional Crisis
9
Routine or Aberration?
34
Collective Memory and Watergate
51
Making Careers Out
69
Reform and the Lessons of
88
Watergate and the Media
103
Conventionalizing Watergate
127
PostWatergate Political
148
The Metaphor of Watergate
165
Richard Nixons Campaign
185
PART III
203
Notes
223
Index
269
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