Public Art of Civil War Commemoration A Brief History with Documents

ISBN-10: 0312397917

ISBN-13: 9780312397913

Edition: N/A

Authors: Thomas J. Brown

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In his intriguing examination of Civil War remembrance as a public art, Thomas Brown uses civic monuments, ceremonial oratory, historical reenactment, and other forms of commemoration to explore how Americans have addressed issues of nationhood, race relations, gender, and cultural continuity in periods of social and economic upheaval. Drawing on the latest scholarship, Brown provides an informative narrative frame for 24 rich primary texts that range chronologically from the Gettysburg Address to recent debates over display of the Confederate flag. The volume includes more than 30 illustrations of public monuments and mass-circulated prints to help students learn to interpret visual evidence. A chronology of Civil War commemoration, questions for consideration, and a bibliography provide strong pedagogical support.
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List price: $17.99
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 1/16/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 189
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Introduction: AmericanCommemoration and theCivil War
The Citizen-Soldier
Fields of Memory: Burial Grounds and Battlegrounds
Gettysburg Address, November 19, 1863
An Address at the Gettysburg Battlefield, July 4, 1913
Civic Monuments
Soldiers Monuments, 1863-1919
Monument Designs
Monument Inscriptions
Inscription for South Carolina Soldiers Monument, 1879
Rituals of Remembrance
The Soldier's Faith, May 30, 1895
Contemporary Commemorations
NAACP, Resolution on Confederate Battle Flag and Emblem, 2001
Rob the South of Its Symbols?, 1997
Women of the War
Union Women
Account of a Public Lecture, 1882
Confederate Women
Confederate Women's Monument, April 1909
Address on Dedication of Mississippi, Monument to Confederate Women, June 3, 1912
Robert E. Lee and the Remembrance of Lost Causes
Southern Hero
The Sword of Robert E. Lee, 1867
A Crossroads on Monument Avenue
Oration at Dedication of the Lee Memorial, June 28, 1883
Newspaper Commentary on the Lee Monument, May 30-June 7, 1890
National Hero
Shall Cromwell Have a Statue?, 1902
Representative Regiment: The 54th Massachusetts
Epitaphs for an Unmarked Grave
Together, August 1863
The Massachusetts Fifty-Fourth, October 1863
Black and White in Bronze
Oration at Dedication of the Shaw Memorial, May 31, 1897
Address at Dedication of the Shaw Memorial, May 31, 1897
Refracted Remembrance
Robert Gould Shaw, 1900
For the Union Dead, 1959
Lincoln's Legacies
Emancipator and Martyr
On the Anniversary of Emancipation, January 1, 1866
The Freedmen's Monument to Abraham Lincoln, April 14, 1876
Democratic Vistas
A Mistake in Bronze, June 1917
Comments on Lincoln Statue, Controversy, January 11, 1918
The End of American Memory?
Brief Chronology of Civil War Commemoration (1862-2003)
Questions for Consideration
Selected Bibliography
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