the memory of us 2


No.ISBN : 9781317617891
Author : Debra Ramsay
Genre : Social Science
Publisher : Routledge
Copyright Year : 2015-02-11
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DESCRIPTION : For three generations of Americans, World War II has been a touchstone for the understanding of conflict and of America’s role in global affairs. But if World War II helped shape the perception of war for Americans, American media in turn shape the understanding and memory of World War II. Concentrating on key popular films, television series, and digital games from the last two decades, this book explores the critical influence World War II continues to exert on a generation of Americans born over thirty years after the conflict ended. It explains how the war was configured in the media of the wartime generation and how it came to be repurposed by their progeny, the Baby Boomers. In doing so, it identifies the framework underpinning the mediation of World War II memory in the current generation’s media and develops a model that provides insight into the strategies of representation that shape the American perspective of war in general.


No.ISBN : 0807875813
Author : Alice Fahs
Genre : History
Publisher : Univ of North Carolina Press
Copyright Year : 2005-10-12
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DESCRIPTION : The Civil War retains a powerful hold on the American imagination, with each generation since 1865 reassessing its meaning and importance in American life. This volume collects twelve essays by leading Civil War scholars who demonstrate how the meanings of the Civil War have changed over time. The essays move among a variety of cultural and political arenas--from public monuments to parades to political campaigns; from soldiers' memoirs to textbook publishing to children's literature--in order to reveal important changes in how the memory of the Civil War has been employed in American life. Setting the politics of Civil War memory within a wide social and cultural landscape, this volume recovers not only the meanings of the war in various eras, but also the specific processes by which those meanings have been created. By recounting the battles over the memory of the war during the last 140 years, the contributors offer important insights about our identities as individuals and as a nation. Contributors: David W. Blight, Yale University Thomas J. Brown, University of South Carolina Alice Fahs, University of California, Irvine Gary W. Gallagher, University of Virginia J. Matthew Gallman, University of Florida Patrick J. Kelly, University of Texas, San Antonio Stuart McConnell, Pitzer College James M. McPherson, Princeton University Joan Waugh, University of California, Los Angeles LeeAnn Whites, University of Missouri Jon Wiener, University of California, Irvine


No.ISBN : BL:A0019075895
Author : Stephen N. ROWAN
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Copyright Year : 1833
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No.ISBN : BL:A0019517689
Author : Edward Synge
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Copyright Year : 1715
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No.ISBN : 081532782X
Author : Edith Jemima Simcox
Genre : Literary Criticism
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Copyright Year : 1998
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DESCRIPTION : First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


No.ISBN : 0521534208
Author : Jenny Edkins
Genre : Architecture
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Copyright Year : 2003-07-31
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DESCRIPTION : In this interesting study, Jenny Edkins explores how we remember traumatic events such as wars, famines, genocides and terrorism, and questions the assumed role of commemorations as simply reinforcing state and nationhood. Taking examples from the World Wars, Vietnam, the Holocaust, Kosovo and September 11th, Edkins offers a thorough discussion of practices of memory such as memorials, museums, remembrance ceremonies, the diagnosis of post-traumatic stress and the act of bearing witness. She examines the implications of these commemorations in terms of language, political power, sovereignty and nationalism. She argues that some forms of remembering do not ignore the horror of what happened but rather use memory to promote change and to challenge the political systems that produced the violence of wars and genocides in the first place. This wide-ranging study embraces literature, history, politics and international relations, and makes a significant contribution to the study of memory.


No.ISBN : BL:A0019237023
Author : Theodore PARKER
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Copyright Year : 1842
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No.ISBN : 1462806953
Author : Thomas William Blair Jr
Genre : History
Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
Copyright Year : 2008-09-22
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DESCRIPTION : By their very nature, Family History books are filled with names, dates, and place names. Usually they make for very boring reading unless you are looking for some fact that will help to complete your family tree. We have attempted to make SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF THE BLAIRS more interesting by providing biographies of many of our ancestors. We hope to give future generations of Blairs an insight into their heritage. Through these pages you will be able to follow William Blair and his descendants. We believe that William migrated from Ireland to America (South Carolina) in the late 1700s. He likely was looking freedom and opportunity, the same as many American immigrants. It is doubtful that he envisioned he would have over 1,000 descendants and that their history would be the history of America. We, Thomas William Blair Sr. and Thomas William Blair Jr., have focused on our Blair lineage beginning with William in Newberry, SC and moving into Southeast Alabama. But we did not limit our book to a single family line. SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF THE BLAIRS covers 11 generations of Blairs. We have included as many branches of the family tree as possible. The idea for this book was born in the 1960s. T.W. Blair Sr. began researching our family tree and found that our Blairs were instrumental in the growth of our nation. Many local history books did not contain references to our ancestors and T.W. could not understand why. When he asked the author of one such book why our relatives were not included, she replied, History is His-Story. Authors include the information they want to include. You should write your own book. Over 40 years later, SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF THE BLAIRS, has been published. Hundreds of thousands of miles have been driven searching for an elusive bit of information that would help to link one generation to the next. Musty storage rooms in the basements of courthouses have been explored. Dozens of libraries have been inspected. Hundreds of cemeteries have been examined. And our eyesight has diminished staring at faded records prepared by people with questionable handwriting skills. But every step of the way, new insights were gained which helped us to better understand our heritage. SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF THE BLAIRS is 383 pages long, including the index. There are over 1000 descendants (and spouses) of William Blair listed. There are over 100 photos and images. Three Appendixes are also included. One covers the known Early Blair history. Our line goes back to the Blair of Blair from about 1205 in Scotland. The second appendix covers some information on the Blair DNA project, which is how we know the origination of our Blair line. The third Appendix includes a couple of stories on Blairs that we do not know if or how we are linked, but the stories were so intriguing they had to be included. From the birth of our nation until now, the Blair family history and American history are intertwined. By following one generation to the next, you can also see Americas history. Hopefully the reader will gain a new appreciation of the struggles, heartaches, and successes of the Blairs. None of us should be reduced to a few lines of facts on paper or carved into a headstone. This book was written to keep the memory of our Blairs alive for us and future generations.


No.ISBN : 9780253223517
Author : John Borneman
Genre : History
Publisher : Indiana University Press
Copyright Year : 2011
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DESCRIPTION : Loss is a fundamental human condition that often leads both individuals and groups to seek redress in the form of violence. But are there possible modes of redress to reckon with loss that might lead to a departure from the violence of collective and individual revenge? This book focuses on the redress of political crime in Germany and Lebanon, extending its analysis to questions of accountability and democratization in the United States and elsewhere. To understand the proposed modes of redress, John Borneman links the way the actors define their injuries to the cultural forms of redress these injuries assume and to the social contexts in which they are open to refiguring. Borneman theorizes modes of accountability, the meaning of "regime change" and the American occupation of Iraq, and the mechanisms of democratic authority in Europe and North America.


No.ISBN : 9781442441866
Author : Lenore Appelhans
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Copyright Year : 2013-09-03
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DESCRIPTION : Seventeen-year-old Felicia Ward is dead and spending her time in the hive reliving her happy memories but when Julian, a dark memory from her past, breaks into the hive and demands that she come with him, she discovers that even the afterlife is more complicated and dangerous than she dreamed.