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Vietnam Veterans Memorials and Memories

Robert D. Schulzinger

in A Time for Peace: The Legacy of the Vietnam War

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195365924
eISBN:
9780199851966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195365924.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

As Vietnam veterans struggled with a variety of physical, psychological, and social wounds, a public movement grew to honor them. The widespread public belief that veterans had been badly mistreated ... More


Memorials to Shattered Myths: Vietnam to 9/11

Harriet F. Senie

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190248390
eISBN:
9780190248437
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190248390.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History, American History: 20th Century

Although radically different, the Vietnam War, the Oklahoma City bombing, the Columbine High School shootings, and the attacks of 9/11 all shattered myths of national identity. Vietnam was a war the ... More


Glendale

in Los Angeles in the 1930s: The WPA Guide to the City of Angels

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268838
eISBN:
9780520948860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268838.003.0017
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Glendale, encircled by wooded hills and blue-veiled mountains in the narrow southeastern tip of the San Fernando Valley, is an attractive residential area of frame bungalows and white or ... More


“In the Great Tradition”: The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, August 28,1963

Lucy G. Barber

in Marching on Washington: The Forging of an American Political Tradition

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520242159
eISBN:
9780520931206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520242159.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

More than 200,000 protesters descended on the nation's capital for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on August 28, 1963. Not long after, Tom Kahn, an organizer for the protest, tried to ... More


Conclusion

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/9780190248390.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History, American History: 20th Century

Victims’ families have become a class of privileged participants in the memorial process. Family members who are mourning are typically not able to take the long view required in commissioning public ... More


Caretaking and Cave Paintings

Cathy Curtis

in A Generous Vision: The Creative Life of Elaine de Kooning

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190498474
eISBN:
9780190498504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190498474.003.0010
Subject:
History, Cultural History, American History: 20th Century

In late 1975, Elaine bought a house in East Hampton, giving up her New York studio. She had come to rescue Bill from alcohol addiction. But she also traveled abroad, including trips to the ... More


Working His Way: First Years at Lincoln Memorial University

Carol Boggess

in James Still: A Life

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813174181
eISBN:
9780813174815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813174181.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter tells of Still leaving Alabama for Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee, a college that offered students the opportunity to work for their tuition. He was assigned ... More


End of the War and Aftermath

David J. Bettez

in Kentucky and the Great War: World War I on the Home Front

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780813168012
eISBN:
9780813168784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168012.003.0015
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter covers the Spanish flu epidemic’s effects on the state; the Kentucky Council of Defense’s conference on state problems in March 1919; efforts to commemorate war participants in various ... More


Elsie Ripley Clapp and the Community School

Sam F. Stack

in The Arthurdale Community School: Education and Reform in Depression Era Appalachia

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813166889
eISBN:
9780813167855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166889.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Elsie Ripley Clapp was selected as the principal and director of community affairs for the Arthurdale project and its school. This chapter explores the background and intellectual development guiding ... More


Conclusion

Gilya Gerda Schmidt

in Süssen Is Now Free of Jews: World War II, the Holocaust, and Rural Judaism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823243297
eISBN:
9780823243334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823243297.003.0014
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The experience of researching the lives, the suffering, the losses, and the very few triumphs of the Lang and Ottenheimer families, as well as other Jewish families such as Lilo Guggenheim Levine’s ... More


Immediate Memorials: Mourning in Protest

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/9780190248390.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History, American History: 20th Century

The cemetery rituals that are commonplace at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial have become a familiar, widespread response to sudden death, whether the result of an automobile accident, drive-by ... More


Oklahoma City: Reframing Tragedy as Triumph

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/9780190248390.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter links the central element of the Oklahoma City memorial, 168 sculptures evoking empty chairs symbolic of the absent dead, to earlier Holocaust sculptures in Berlin, which would certainly ... More


Post-Nazi Süssen: An Attempt at Reconciliation

Gilya Gerda Schmidt

in Süssen Is Now Free of Jews: World War II, the Holocaust, and Rural Judaism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823243297
eISBN:
9780823243334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823243297.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

A request for a birth certificate from Ruth Lang Lemberger, former resident of Süssen, set the process in motion that ended in a reconciliation between members of the Lang family (though not Ruth) ... More


Epilogue

Emily Herring Wilson

in The Three Graces: Eleanor Roosevelt and Her Friends

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469635835
eISBN:
9781469635859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635835.003.0020
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Eleanor Roosevelt and Nancy Cook after several years of declining health died within weeks of one another in 1962. Eleanor had kept active right up to the end. Nan was living in a nursing home in ... More


More Than Ever a Veteran

Melinda L. Pash

in In the Shadow of the Greatest Generation: The Americans Who Fought the Korean War

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814767696
eISBN:
9780814789223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814767696.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the lives of Korean War veterans in recent years. In particular, it considers the efforts of these soldiers to rekindle their veteran identity and to seek wider recognition ... More


Introduction

Melinda L. Pash

in In the Shadow of the Greatest Generation: The Americans Who Fought the Korean War

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814767696
eISBN:
9780814789223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814767696.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book explores the upbringing, military training, wartime experiences, attitudes, and post-Korea lives of Americans who served in the Korean War. It examines the impact of the Korean War on ... More


Able and Militant Fighters for Workers

Robert Bussel

in Fighting for Total Person Unionism: Harold Gibbons, Ernest Calloway, and Working-Class Citizenship

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039492
eISBN:
9780252097607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039492.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines how their time in Chicago led Harold Gibbons and Ernest Calloway to the shared experience of industrial union organizing and reinforced their faith in the potential of ... More


Martyrs and Working-Class Heroes in the Great Depression

Sharon McConnell-Sidorick

in Silk Stockings and Socialism: Philadelphia's Radical Hosiery Workers from the Jazz Age to the New Deal

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469632957
eISBN:
9781469632971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632957.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes how hosiery workers went on the offensive against big business and government during the early years of the Great Depression while trying to aid those suffering the most. ... More


The Hidden Reason for Forgetting Korea

Charles S. Young

in Name, Rank, and Serial Number: Exploiting Korean War POWs at Home and Abroad

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780195183481
eISBN:
9780199344796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183481.003.0014
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Military History

Governments try to burnish the memory of unpopular wars, but had difficulty doing so with Korea. The public had not been informed that voluntary repatriation was holding up peace. During armistice ... More


Democracy and Segregation, 1961–1965

Ronald P. Formisano

in Boston Against Busing: Race, Class, and Ethnicity in the 1960s and 1970s

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807855263
eISBN:
9781469602325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869703_formisano.6
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the memorial service in Boston for the late President Kennedy that was attended by a pantheon of political and religious celebrities. Catholic, Protestant, and Jewish clergy ... More


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