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Remembering the Revolution: Memory, History, and Nation Making from Independence to the Civil War ed. by Michael A. McDonnell etc. (review)

Remembering the Revolution: Memory, History, and Nation Making from Independence to the Civil War... REVIEWS commander-in-chief of the Continental Army. It highlights the inner workings of Washington's army at its highest level. Jo e R. B ail ey is a PhD candidate in American history at Kansas State University, specializing in nineteenth-century military history. Remembering the Revolution: Memory, History, and Nation Making from Independence to the Civil War. Edited by Michael A. McDonnell, Clare Corbould, Frances M. Clarke, and W. Fitzhugh Brundage. (Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2013. Pp. 327. Cloth, $80; paper, $27.95.) Reviewed by Andrew M. Schocket Perhaps, nearly two decades since its onset, we might think that ``founders chic'' is running its course. But the perceptive essays in this fine volume implicitly argue otherwise: In fact, as this volume persuasively demonstrates, portrayals of the American Revolution have fascinated the nation since John Hancock quilled his John Hancock on the nation's self-proclaimed birth certificate. This book is a significant contribution to our understanding of how Americans in the early republic molded the memory of the nation's founding event. Edited by an international team of scholars with a combined expertise in the Revolution and in memory studies, the contributors apply an impressive array of approaches to early republic cultural productions. The http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of the Early Republic University of Pennsylvania Press

Remembering the Revolution: Memory, History, and Nation Making from Independence to the Civil War ed. by Michael A. McDonnell etc. (review)

Journal of the Early Republic , Volume 34 (3) – Aug 12, 2014

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REVIEWS commander-in-chief of the Continental Army. It highlights the inner workings of Washington's army at its highest level. Jo e R. B ail ey is a PhD candidate in American history at Kansas State University, specializing in nineteenth-century military history. Remembering the Revolution: Memory, History, and Nation Making from Independence to the Civil War. Edited by Michael A. McDonnell, Clare Corbould, Frances M. Clarke, and W. Fitzhugh Brundage. (Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2013. Pp. 327. Cloth, $80; paper, $27.95.) Reviewed by Andrew M. Schocket Perhaps, nearly two decades since its onset, we might think that ``founders chic'' is running its course. But the perceptive essays in this fine volume implicitly argue otherwise: In fact, as this volume persuasively demonstrates, portrayals of the American Revolution have fascinated the nation since John Hancock quilled his John Hancock on the nation's self-proclaimed birth certificate. This book is a significant contribution to our understanding of how Americans in the early republic molded the memory of the nation's founding event. Edited by an international team of scholars with a combined expertise in the Revolution and in memory studies, the contributors apply an impressive array of approaches to early republic cultural productions. The

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Journal of the Early RepublicUniversity of Pennsylvania Press

Published: Aug 12, 2014

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