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Pennsylvania in Public Memory Reclaiming the Industrial Past

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ISBN-10: 0271052198

ISBN-13: 9780271052199

Edition: 2012

Authors: Carolyn L. Kitch

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"Looks at sites and events in Pennsylvania to explore the emergence of heritage culture about industry and its loss in America. Traces the shaping of public memory of coal, steel, railroading, lumber, oil, and agriculture, and the story it tells about both local and national identity"--Provided by publisher.
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Book details

List price: $61.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Pennsylvania State University Press
Publication date: 1/24/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 272
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Philip J. Currie is Curator of Dinosaurs at the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology. He is co-editor (with Eva B. Koppelhus) of Feathered Dragons: Studies on the Transition from Dinosaurs to Birds (IUP, 2004). He lives in Drumheller, Alberta.Eva B. Koppelhus is an adjunct research scientist at the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology. She lives in Drumheller, Alberta.

Introduction: Public Memory and the Legacies of Labor
"Almost a Nation": The History of Industrial Heritage in Pennsylvania
"A Journey That Will Inspire": Regions, Routes, and Rails
"Overcomin' What Nature Put in Your Way": Rural Heritage and Pioneer Mythology
"Where I Came From, How I Got Here": Ethnic Diversity, Cultural Tourism, and the Memory of Immigration
"Deep Veins of Loss": Sacrifice and Heroism in Coal Country
"From Our Family to Yours": Personal Meanings of Work in Factory Tourism
"Steel Made This Town": An Unfinished Story in Uncertain Times
"What's the Use of Wond'rin'?": The Questions of Industrial Heritage
Epilogue: The Future of Pennsylvania's Past