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On the Battlefield of Memory : The First World War and American Remembrance, 1919-1941

By: Trout, Steven.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, 2010Description: 1 online resource (342 p.).ISBN: 9780817383497.Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: On the Battlefield of Memory : The First World War and American Remembrance, 1919–1941DDC classification: 940.3/1 | 940.31 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Prologue: ""Guide-Book Ike""; Introduction: Memory, History, and America's First World War; 1. Custodians of Memory: The American Legion and Interwar Culture; 2. Soldiers Well-Known and Unknown: Monuments to the American Doughboy, 1920-1941; 3. Painters of Memory: Harvey Dunn, Horace Pippin, and John Steuart Curry; 4. Memory's End?: Quentin Roosevelt, World War II, and America's Last Doughboy; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary: This work is a detailed study of how Americans in the 1920s and 1930s interpreted and remembered the First World War. Steven Trout asserts that from the beginning American memory of the war was fractured and unsettled, more a matter of competing sets of collective memories-each set with its own spokespeople- than a unified body of myth. The members of the American Legion remembered the war as a time of assimilation and national harmony. However, African Americans and radicalized whites recalled a very different war. And so did many of the nation's writers, filmmakers, and painters. Trout
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Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Prologue: ""Guide-Book Ike""; Introduction: Memory, History, and America's First World War; 1. Custodians of Memory: The American Legion and Interwar Culture; 2. Soldiers Well-Known and Unknown: Monuments to the American Doughboy, 1920-1941; 3. Painters of Memory: Harvey Dunn, Horace Pippin, and John Steuart Curry; 4. Memory's End?: Quentin Roosevelt, World War II, and America's Last Doughboy; Notes; Bibliography; Index

This work is a detailed study of how Americans in the 1920s and 1930s interpreted and remembered the First World War. Steven Trout asserts that from the beginning American memory of the war was fractured and unsettled, more a matter of competing sets of collective memories-each set with its own spokespeople- than a unified body of myth. The members of the American Legion remembered the war as a time of assimilation and national harmony. However, African Americans and radicalized whites recalled a very different war. And so did many of the nation's writers, filmmakers, and painters. Trout

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