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The Resource The politics of mourning : death and honor in Arlington National Cemetery, Micki McElya

The politics of mourning : death and honor in Arlington National Cemetery, Micki McElya

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The politics of mourning : death and honor in Arlington National Cemetery
Title
The politics of mourning
Title remainder
death and honor in Arlington National Cemetery
Statement of responsibility
Micki McElya
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Arlington National Cemetery holds a distinctive place in American culture and self-conception. An active cemetery that averages thirty interments every weekday, it receives four million visitors each year who come to pay their respects to those who have sacrificed their lives to defend and protect the nation through war and peace. It is a sacred shrine in the popular imagination, hallowed ground that stands not only for those buried within but also for the ideals for which they died and which continue to require honor and respect from all American citizens. As perhaps the most critical site of collective mourning and remembrance in the country, Arlington has become an icon of American patriotism and national identity. Yet despite its central place in the nation's commemoration of its past heroes, few have ventured into the actual history of the place to show how it has evolved from its initial establishment during the Civil War to its current status. Micki McElya delves deeply into the historical past to get beyond the popular narratives and guides to this favorite tourist destination that is so heavily invested with national honor and reverence. In doing so, she gives us the first full history of the cemetery as a physical place that has been shaped and transformed by the political and cultural aims and circumstances of succeeding generations.--
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1972-
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McElya, Micki
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Arlington National Cemetery (Arlington, Va.)
  • National cemeteries
  • Nationalism
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The politics of mourning : death and honor in Arlington National Cemetery, Micki McElya
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-371) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Keeper of the keys -- Freedman's village -- A national cemetery -- Bringing home the dead -- Out of many, one unknown -- For us, the living -- Knowns and unknowns
Control code
ocn941582941
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
395 pages
Isbn
9780674737242
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)941582941
Label
The politics of mourning : death and honor in Arlington National Cemetery, Micki McElya
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-371) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Keeper of the keys -- Freedman's village -- A national cemetery -- Bringing home the dead -- Out of many, one unknown -- For us, the living -- Knowns and unknowns
Control code
ocn941582941
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
395 pages
Isbn
9780674737242
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)941582941

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