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Sealed with Blood : War, Sacrifice, and Memory in Revolutionary America

By: Purcell, Sarah.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Early American Studies: Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc., 2010Description: 1 online resource (288 p.).ISBN: 9780812203028.Subject(s): Memory -- Social aspects -- United States -- History -- 18th century | Memory -- Social aspects -- United States -- History -- 19th century | National characteristics, American | Nationalism -- United States -- History -- 18th century | Nationalism -- United States -- History -- 19th century | Political culture -- United States -- History -- 18th century | Political culture -- United States -- History -- 19th centuryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Sealed with Blood : War, Sacrifice, and Memory in Revolutionary AmericaDDC classification: 973.3 LOC classification: E209 .P93 2010Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover -- Contents -- Introduction: Public Memory and the Revolutionary War -- 1 "Blood-Bought Fame": National Identity and Commemoration During the Revolutionary War, 1775-1781 -- 2 "Gratitude Shall Be Written on Our Hearts": The Nation and Military Gratitude, 1781-1789 -- 3 "Republican Emblems" and "Popular Devices": Heroes and Their Audiences in an Age of Party Conflict, 1790-1800 -- 4 National Crisis and Destabilized Memory, 1801-1819 -- 5 The Return of Lafayette: Memory and the National Future, 1820-1825 -- Afterword -- Notes -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K
L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- X -- Y -- Acknowledgments
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Cover -- Contents -- Introduction: Public Memory and the Revolutionary War -- 1 "Blood-Bought Fame": National Identity and Commemoration During the Revolutionary War, 1775-1781 -- 2 "Gratitude Shall Be Written on Our Hearts": The Nation and Military Gratitude, 1781-1789 -- 3 "Republican Emblems" and "Popular Devices": Heroes and Their Audiences in an Age of Party Conflict, 1790-1800 -- 4 National Crisis and Destabilized Memory, 1801-1819 -- 5 The Return of Lafayette: Memory and the National Future, 1820-1825 -- Afterword -- Notes -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K

L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- X -- Y -- Acknowledgments

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CHOICE Review

War clouds are building up again in the US, and they underscore Purcell's opening statement that "[m]ilitary memory ... is really at the heart of American national identity." Her particular subject is the Revolutionary War, but her thesis echoes the work of scholars who have focused on other blood-lettings: the Civil War, the Great War, WW II, Vietnam, and even the Gulf War. Purcell addresses the construction of a collective memory that shaped US identity. Recognizing that the Revolution was also a divisive war marked by terrible suffering and brutality, she demonstrates how these were glossed over by the tropes of putative shared sacrifice, hardship, republican virtues, and heroes--all necessary to sanitize the realities of human sacrifice and the fractures of political, ideological, and social difference. To this end, Purcell analyzes the paraphernalia of memory making: parades, monuments, commemorations, dramas, and literature. The volume is organized chronologically in five periods between 1775-1825, through the war and its aftermath. An afterword reflects on the tragic irony that despite these exercises in memory work, the result was two visions of the US: the idealism of individual liberty opposed by those resistant to central power. Well written; thoroughly footnoted; adequately illustrated. ^BSumming Up: Recommended. General collections and upper-division undergraduates and above. B. Osborne Queen's University at Kingston

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Sarah J. Purcell holds A.M. & Ph.D. degrees in history from Brown University & a B.A. from Grinnell College where she teaches American history. She lives in Iowa. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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