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Chambers, Thomas A
Memories of war : visiting battlegrounds and bonefields in the early American republic / Thomas A. Chambers
Alternate Title Visiting battlegrounds and bonefields in the early American republic
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, c2012
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  E181 .C49 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject United States -- History, Military -- 18th century
United States -- History, Military -- 19th century
Subject(s) Battlefields -- United States -- History -- 18th century
Battlefields -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Cemeteries -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Heritage tourism -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Memorialization -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Collective memory -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Physical Description xvi, 232 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [185]-219) and index
Contents Accidental tourists : the bonefields of Braddock's defeat and Ticonderoga -- Forsaken graves : the emergence of memory on the northern tour -- Retrieved relics and new monuments : Lafayette in Yorktown -- Memory without tourism : traces of the southern campaigns -- American antiquities are so rare : remembering the War of 1812 on the Niagara frontier -- The value of union : antebellum commemoration and the coming of the Civil War
Summary "Charts the development of the public memory and historical understanding of the wars of the colonial and early national periods through the practice of battlefield tourism in the early American republic"--Publisher's Web site

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