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The Resource Remembering America : how we have told our past, Lawrence R. Samuel

Remembering America : how we have told our past, Lawrence R. Samuel

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Remembering America : how we have told our past
Title
Remembering America
Title remainder
how we have told our past
Statement of responsibility
Lawrence R. Samuel
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"American history is ubiquitous, underscoring everything from food to travel to architecture and design. It is also emotionally charged, frequently crossing paths with political and legal issues. In 'Remembering America', Lawrence R. Samuel examines the place that American history has occupied within education and popular culture and how it has continually shaped and reflected our cultural values and national identity. The story of American history, Samuel explains, is not a straight line but rather one filled with twists and turns and ups and downs, its narrative path as winding as that of the United States as a whole. Organized around six distinct eras of American history ranging from the 1920s to the present, Samuel shows that our understanding of American history has often generated struggle and contention as ideologically opposed groups battled over ownership of the past. As women and minorities gained greater power and a louder voice in the national conversation, our perspectives on American history became significantly more multicultural, bringing race, gender, and class issues to the forefront. These new interpretations of our history helped to reshape our identity on both a national and an individual level. Samuel argues that the fight for ownership of our past, combined with how those owners have imparted history to our youth, crucially affects who we are. Our interpretation and expression of our country's past reflects how that self-identity has changed over the last one hundred years and created a strong sense of our collective history -one of the few things Americans all have in common."--
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Samuel, Lawrence R
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Historiography
  • Historians
  • United States
Label
Remembering America : how we have told our past, Lawrence R. Samuel
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-195)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The epic of America, 1920-1945 -- E pluribus unum, 1946-1964 -- E pluribus confusion, 1965-1979 -- The fall of the American Adam, 1980-1989 -- We the peoples, 1990-1999 -- The fray of history, 2000-
Control code
FIEb17758130
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
195 pages
Isbn
9780803254336
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)907651249
Label
Remembering America : how we have told our past, Lawrence R. Samuel
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-195)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The epic of America, 1920-1945 -- E pluribus unum, 1946-1964 -- E pluribus confusion, 1965-1979 -- The fall of the American Adam, 1980-1989 -- We the peoples, 1990-1999 -- The fray of history, 2000-
Control code
FIEb17758130
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
195 pages
Isbn
9780803254336
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)907651249

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