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Selected Print and Online Books
These listed books are just an example of what you might find in the F&M collections. Best strategy is to attempt some searches in Discover, identify volumes that might be useful, review volume descriptions to refine you search, identify call number ranges that offer books for your chosen topic, then go to those call number ranges to explore what is available. Peruse table-of-contents and indices per volume to target book sections that speak to your topic.
Georgians, like all Americans, experienced the Civil War in a variety of ways. Through selected articles drawn from the New Georgia Encyclopedia (www.georgiaencyclopedia.org), this collection chronicles the diversity of Georgia's Civil War experience and reflects the most current scholarship in terms of how the Civil War has come to be studied, documented, and analyzed.
From well-known battlefields, such as Manassas, Fredericksburg, and Appomattox, to lesser-known sites, such as Sinking Spring Cemetery and Rude's Hill, Sedore leads readers on a vivid journey through Virginia's Confederate history. Tablets, monoliths, courthouses, cemeteries, town squares, battlefields, and more are cataloged in detail and accompanied by photographs and meticulous commentary.
In Here, George Washington Was Born, Seth C. Bruggeman examines the history of commemoration in the United States by focusing on the George Washington Birthplace National Monument in Virginia's Northern Neck, where contests of public memory have unfolded with particular vigor for nearly eighty years. Washington left the birthplace with his family at a young age and rarely returned.
In this newly updated book, C-SPAN provides a comprehensive guide to the final resting places of our nation's presidents. As much about the presidents' lives as it is about their burial sites and how to visit them, this book belongs in the glove box of every traveler and the bedside table of every American history fan. Contributions from presidential historian Richard Norton Smith and an afterword by historian Douglas Brinkley add to this unique look at the American presidency.
A journey across America revealing "the history of how seven of these monuments came to be . . . and what they mean to us today" (The Washington Times). Across the country, in the middle of busy city squares and hidden on quiet streets, there are nearly two hundred statues erected in memory of Abraham Lincoln.
Commemoration in America by David Gobel (Editor); Daves Rossell (Editor)
Publication Date: 2013-09-03
Commemoration lies at the poetic, historiographic, and social heart of human community. It is how societies define themselves and is central to the institution of the city. Addressing the complex ways that monuments in the United States have been imagined, created, and perceived from the colonial period to the present, Commemoration in America is a wide-ranging volume that focuses on the role of remembrance and memorialization in American urban life.
Memorial Mania by Erika Doss
Publication Date: 2010-07-30
In the past few decades, thousands of new memorials to executed witches, victims of terrorism, and dead astronauts, along with those that pay tribute to civil rights, organ donors, and the end of Communism have dotted the American landscape. Equally ubiquitous, though until now less the subject of serious inquiry, are temporary memorials: spontaneous offerings of flowers and candles that materialize at sites of tragic and traumatic death.
Lies Across America by James W. Loewen
Publication Date: 2000-11-14
In a highly original tour of the country, award-winning author James Loewen uncovers a landscape littered with misinformation, distortions and downright lies. They are all right out in the open, displayed in the commentary, written and oral, that introduces more than 100 historical sites in every state. 62 photos.
Susan B. Anthony Slept Here by Jurate Kazickas; Lynn Sherr
Publication Date: 1994-05-31
A witty and informative illustrated guide to over 1000 historic landmarks commemorating the words and deeds of American heroines from Anne Hutchinson to Christa McAuliffe.