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Commemorations:
The Politics of National Identity
Edited by John R. Gillis

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Acknowledgments
Notes on Contributors
Introduction: Memory and Identity: The History of a Relationship3
Ch. IIs "Identity" a Useful Cross-Cultural Concept?27
Ch. IIIdentity, Heritage, and History41
Ch. IIINational Memory in Early Modern England61
Ch. IVPublic Memory in an American City: Commemoration in Cleveland74
Ch. VThe Museum and the Politics of Social Control in Modern Iraq90
Ch. VIThe Historic, the Legendary, and the Incredible: Invented Tradition and Collective Memory in Israel105
Ch. VIIThe Politics of Memory: Black Emancipation and the Civil War Monument127
Ch. VIIIMemory and Naming in the Great War150
Ch. IXThe War Dead and the Gold Star: American Commemoration of the First World War168
Ch. XArt, Commerce, and the Production of Memory in France after World War I186
Ch. XIBuilding Pasts: Historic Preservation and Identity in Twentieth-Century Germany215
Ch. XIICreating the Authentic France: Struggles over French Identity in the First Half of the Twentieth Century239
Ch. XIIIBetween Memory and Oblivion: Concentration Camps in German Memory258
Index281

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