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Here, George Washington was born : memory, material culture, and the public history of a national monument / Seth C. Bruggeman.

By: Bruggeman, Seth C, 1975-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: Athens, Ga. : University of Georgia Press, ©2008Description: 1 online resource (xi, 260 pages) : illustrations, map.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780820342726; 0820342726; 1283253070; 9781283253079.Subject(s): National monuments -- Social aspects -- United States | National monuments -- Political aspects -- United States | Collective memory -- United States | Material culture -- Social aspects -- United States | Material culture -- Political aspects -- United States | Public history -- United States | Patriotism -- United States | Nationalism -- United StatesAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Here, George Washington was born.DDC classification: 975.5/24 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook. Summary: <DIV>Seth C. Bruggeman is an assistant professor of history and American studies at Temple University.</div>
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-247) and index.

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<DIV>Seth C. Bruggeman is an assistant professor of history and American studies at Temple University.</div>

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Bruggeman (Temple Univ.) has written a fascinating administrative history of the George Washington Birthplace National Monument, chronicling and analyzing the interpretive dilemmas that have plagued this park since its inception. The author's rich, informative narrative demonstrates "time and time again how two organizations devoted to roughly the same goals collided over basic misunderstandings of one another's motivations. Sometimes these collisions owed to greed, self-interest, racism, and chauvinism. More frequently they represented a complete failure on both sides to respect different ways of knowing." (p. 202) Bruggeman's treatment of the opposing views is objective, penetrating to the core issues and, when possible, motivations. Moreover, he places the concept of celebrating and memorializing famous individuals and events through reverential treatment of landscapes, structures, and relics in appropriate cultural, historic, and social contexts. This book belongs in the personal reference library of every public historian, historic preservationist, and historic site manager. Academic and public libraries should add this book to their collections. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All levels/libraries. B. M. Banta Arkansas State University

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SETH C. BRUGGEMAN is an assistant professor of history and American studies at Temple University.

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