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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


Toward a Community of Memory

Yuki Miyamoto

in Beyond the Mushroom Cloud: Commemoration, Religion, and Responsibility after Hiroshima

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823240500
eISBN:
9780823240548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823240500.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

The historical event of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki has often been discussed from within a discourse based upon nation-state boundaries. While the following chapter discusses ... More


United States: Rediscovery of the Nanjing Massacre

Takashi Yoshida

in The Making of "The Rape of Nanking": History and Memory in Japan, China, and the United States

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195180961
eISBN:
9780199869633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195180961.003.0013
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter analyzes the history and memory of the Nanjing Massacre in the United States from 1989 to the present. Publicity regarding the atrocities was fanned by a combination of events and ... More


The OAH in Troublesome Times, 1980–2000

Arnita A. Jones

in The Organization of American Historians and the Writing and Teaching of American History

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199790562
eISBN:
9780199896820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790562.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the difficulties faced by the Organization of American Historians (OAH) from 1980–2000. K-12 teaching, community colleges, the effort to improve the teaching of American ... More


Tar Heel Heroes

Julian M. Pleasants (ed.)

in Home Front: North Carolina during World War II

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813054254
eISBN:
9780813053028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054254.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

North Carolina sent some 372,325 into service and 7,100 of those veterans lost their lives in service. Seven North Carolinians won the Congressional Medal of Honor. One was the bombardier on the ... More


Change: The Book’s Effects and the Culture Wars

Charles W. Eagles

in Civil Rights, Culture Wars: The Fight over a Mississippi Textbook

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469631158
eISBN:
9781469631172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631158.003.0010
Subject:
History, African-American History

Though a minority of school districts adopted Conflict and Change, its example encouraged other authors to more progressive positions on race. The textbook controversy marked a transition from the ... More


The Smithsonian Curates America’s Wars in Vietnam and Iraq

Christine Sylvester

in Curating and Re-Curating the American Wars in Vietnam and Iraq

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190840556
eISBN:
9780190840587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190840556.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Economy

This chapter explores the evolution of the Smithsonian museums, including failed attempts to establish a national war museum, before focusing on one exhibition at its National Museum of American ... More


Nothing Is Over

Roy Scranton

in Total Mobilization: World War II and American Literature

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226637280
eISBN:
9780226637457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226637457.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of the Cold War in 1989 provoked a revaluation of the meaning of World War II in American culture and a shift away from the complexities of trauma to a more ... More


Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands

Mark J. Rauzon

in Isles of Amnesia: The History, Geography, and Restoration of America's Forgotten Pacific Islands

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824846794
eISBN:
9780824868314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824846794.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

Guam is the largest of the Mariana Islands and the westernmost American commonwealth. Guam has been impacted for centuries starting the native Chamorros then the Spanish, Japanese, and after the war, ... More


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