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The Changing Meaning of the National Mall

Jeffrey F. Meyer

in Myths in Stone: Religious Dimensions of Washington, D.C.

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520214811
eISBN:
9780520921344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520214811.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The National Mall may look approximately the same in the early twenty-first century as it did in 1960, but the shift of meaning in both has been profound. The beginning of the twentieth century ... More


The Vietnam Veterans Memorial: A Symbolic Cemetery on the National Mall

Harriet F. Senie

in Memorials to Shattered Myths: Vietnam to 9/11

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190248390
eISBN:
9780190248437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190248390.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History, American History: 20th Century

The site of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial (1982), between the Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument on the National Mall, defines it as central to U.S. unity and identity, even though the ... More


Interpreting an Authentic “Sense of Place”

Heather A. Diamond

in American Aloha: Cultural Tourism and the Negotiation of Tradition

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831714
eISBN:
9780824869342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831714.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter examines how “authenticity” was mediated through the rhetorical and spatial constructions of the production process leading up to the frenzy of activity at the National Mall for the ... More


The Land Has Memory: Indigenous Knowledge, Native Landscapes, and the National Museum of the American Indian

Duane Blue Spruce and Tanya Thrasher (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832646
eISBN:
9781469606019
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807889787_blue_spruce
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

In the heart of Washington, D.C., a centuries-old landscape has come alive in the twenty-first century through a re-creation of the natural environment as the region's original peoples might have ... More


Memento Mori: The Lincoln Memorial and the Honored Dead

Jeffrey F. Meyer

in Myths in Stone: Religious Dimensions of Washington, D.C.

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520214811
eISBN:
9780520921344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520214811.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The Lincoln Memorial speaks the wisdom of age, admitting light only from the eastern entry and through the dim ceiling light. The image worshipped here is that of the noble and beloved Abraham ... More


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