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The Daughters of the American Revolution and Patriotic Memory in the Twentieth Century

Simon Wendt

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780813066608
eISBN:
9780813058757
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066608.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book is a comprehensive account of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and its efforts to keep alive the memory of the nation’s past. It argues that, especially prior to World War II, ... More


Introduction

Simon Wendt

in The Daughters of the American Revolution and Patriotic Memory in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780813066608
eISBN:
9780813058757
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066608.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The introduction discusses the historiography of the DAR and summarizes the study’s findings. It also explains how theories on nationalism, gender, and memory enhance our understanding of the ... More


“I Wanted It to Change and to Make Up for Its Past”: The Daughters between 1945 and 2000

Simon Wendt

in The Daughters of the American Revolution and Patriotic Memory in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780813066608
eISBN:
9780813058757
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066608.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The chapter explores the organization’s post–World War II history. This period saw major challenges to its conservative vision of America’s “imagined community.” Despite these challenges, the DAR’s ... More


Conclusion

Simon Wendt

in The Daughters of the American Revolution and Patriotic Memory in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780813066608
eISBN:
9780813058757
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066608.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The conclusion provides a brief discussion of the DAR’s significance vis-à-vis the historiography of American conservatism and gender. While it remains to be seen how recent developments will affect ... More


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