Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
Sacrificing Soldiers on the National Mall (Paperback)
  • Sacrificing Soldiers on the National Mall (Paperback)
zoom

Sacrificing Soldiers on the National Mall (Paperback)

(author)
£24.00
Paperback 280 Pages / Published: 19/04/2013
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 1 week

  • This item has been added to your basket
For the city's first two hundred years, the story told at Washington DC's symbolic center, the National Mall, was about triumphant American leaders. Since 1982, when the Vietnam Veterans Memorial was dedicated, the narrative has shifted to emphasize the memory of American wars. In the last thirty years, five significant war memorials have been built on, or very nearly on, the Mall. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Korean War Veterans Memorial, the Women in Military Service for America Memorial, The National Japanese American Memorial to Patriotism During WWII, and the National World War II Memorial have not only transformed the physical space of the Mall but have also dramatically rewritten ideas about U.S. nationalism expressed there. In "Sacrificing Soldiers on the National Mall", Kristin Ann Hass examines this war memorial boom, the debates about war and race and gender and patriotism that shaped the memorials, and the new narratives about the nature of American citizenship that they spawned. "Sacrificing Soldiers on the National Mall" explores the meanings we have made in exchange for the lives of our soldiers and asks if we have made good on our enormous responsibility to them.

Publisher: University of California Press
ISBN: 9780520274112
Number of pages: 280
Weight: 408 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 15 mm

You may also be interested in...

The Face of Courage
Added to basket
Silent Cities of Flanders Fields
Added to basket
£35.00
Multiple copy pack
George Cross Heroes
Added to basket
The Complete Victoria Cross
Added to basket
The Animal Victoria Cross
Added to basket
Enduring Valour
Added to basket
£34.95
Paperback
Can You Play Cricket on Mars?
Added to basket
Liverpool VCs
Added to basket
£19.99
Hardback
Letter To An Unknown Soldier
Added to basket
The Book of the Poppy
Added to basket
Empires of the Dead
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Slightly Below the Glidepath
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.