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Civil War monuments and the militarization of America, Thomas J. Brown

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Civil War monuments and the militarization of America, Thomas J. Brown
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-350) and index
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Civil War monuments and the militarization of America
Nature of contents
bibliography
Oclc number
1096240183
Responsibility statement
Thomas J. Brown
Series statement
Civil War America
Summary
"This ... assessment of Civil War monuments unveiled in the United States between the 1860s and 1930s argues that they were pivotal to a national embrace of military values. Americans' wariness of standing armies limited construction of war memorials in the early republic ... and continued to influence commemoration after the Civil War. ... distrust of standing armies gave way to broader enthusiasm for soldiers in the Gilded Age. Some important projects challenged the trend, but many Civil War monuments proposed new norms of discipline and vigor that lifted veterans to a favored political status and modeled racial and class hierarchies. A half century of Civil War commemoration reshaped remembrance of the American Revolution and guided American responses to World War I"--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Beyond the iconoclastic Republic -- The emergence of the soldier monument -- Models of citizenship -- Models of leadership -- Visions of victory -- The Great War and Civil War memory -- Toward a new iconoclasm
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