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“History as Tourist Bait”: Inventing Somerset Place State Historic Site, 1939–1969

Alisa Y. Harrison

in Destination Dixie: Tourism and Southern History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813042374
eISBN:
9780813043494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813042374.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Former plantations were sites of slavery in the South, but when they are presented to the touring public that fact has often been absent from the interpretation. Indeed, as Alisa Y. Harrison shows in ... More


Epilogue Modern Ritual at Bent's Old Fort

Douglas C. Comer

in Ritual Ground: Bent's Old Fort, World Formation, and the Annexation of the Southwest

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520204294
eISBN:
9780520918702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520204294.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on the continuation of ritualistic ways at the reconstructed Bent's Old Fort, now designated as a National Historic Site, and offers additional evidence for the persistence of ... More


Persistence of Fiction: One Hundred Years of Tom Sawyer at the Mark Twain Boyhood Home

Hilary Iris Lowe

in Destination Dixie: Tourism and Southern History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813042374
eISBN:
9780813043494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813042374.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Hilary Iris Lowe begins this volume with an examination of literary tourism in her essay on the Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum in Hannibal, Missouri. Lowe argues that until recently, the town’s ... More


Tales From the Haunted South: Dark Tourism and Memories of Slavery from the Civil War Era

Tiya Miles

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469626338
eISBN:
9781469626352
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626338.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book explores the popular yet troubling phenomenon of “ghost tours,” frequently promoted and experienced at plantations, urban manor homes, and cemeteries throughout the South. As a staple of ... More


The Arrival of Archaeology and the Shadow of Lincoln

in The Sangamo Frontier: History and Archaeology in the Shadow of Lincoln

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226514246
eISBN:
9780226514239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226514239.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Some of the earliest historical archaeology in the country was conducted in central Illinois. Shortly after Abraham Lincoln's death in 1865, people began visiting a lonely bluff-top pasture ... More


The Peacekeeper’s Violence

Daniel R. Maher

in Mythic Frontiers: Remembering, Forgetting, and Profiting with Cultural Heritage Tourism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813062532
eISBN:
9780813051185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062532.003.0003
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

The 1817 military outpost of Fort Smith is promoted in the frontier complex as the “Peacekeeper of Indian Territory.” This chapter systematically dismantles and contextualizes this narrative within ... More


Royal Fever: The British Monarchy in Consumer Culture

Cele C. Otnes and Paulin Maclaran

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520273658
eISBN:
9780520962149
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273658.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This book attempts to answer the question, why, in contemporary global society, are monarchies still so compelling to millions of people around the globe? It does so by focusing on the worldwide ... More


The Significance of the Frontier Complex in American History

Daniel R. Maher

in Mythic Frontiers: Remembering, Forgetting, and Profiting with Cultural Heritage Tourism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813062532
eISBN:
9780813051185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062532.003.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Building on Robert Frazer’s framework for understanding forts of the West, this chapter organizes the frontier complex into five eras. The era of Indian removal (1804–1848) to Indian Territory ... More


Introduction

William Chapman

in A Heritage of Ruins: The Ancient Sites of Southeast Asia and Their Conservation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836313
eISBN:
9780824871246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836313.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This introductory chapter argues that ruins have not only been an important type of historic site in Southeast Asia but also the preeminent cultural symbol for the region for well over a century. ... More


A Southeast Asian Heritage: Background and Context

William Chapman

in A Heritage of Ruins: The Ancient Sites of Southeast Asia and Their Conservation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836313
eISBN:
9780824871246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836313.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines how the “Southeast Asian Heritage” as a cultural construct came to be, by detailing the varied histories of the region; its environment, architecture, and cultural development; ... More


Legacies

Glenn Robins

in The Longest Rescue: The Life and Legacy of Vietnam POW William A. Robinson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813143231
eISBN:
9780813144450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813143231.003.0008
Subject:
History, Military History

When Robinson remarried in 1994, his second wife encouraged him to embrace his legacy as a Vietnam War POW. In additional to returning to Vietnam for the documentary, Robinson became active in two ... More


Arthurdale

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/9781469635835.003.0014
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Hickok reported to Eleanor on the squalid conditions of a mining town in West Virginia called Scott's Run, and Eleanor, often with Nancy Cook, immediately went to see for herself. In the first New ... More


The Impact of Coalition Military Operations on Archaeological Sites in Iraq

Diane C. Siebrandt

in The Legacy of Iraq: From the 2003 War to the 'Islamic State'

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748696161
eISBN:
9781474416177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696161.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

The creation of cities is only one example in a long list of cultural evolutions invented in Iraq. Ancient cities that flourished across Mesopotamia from 3500 BCE onwards were left largely abandoned ... 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


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