Curating America's painful past : memory, museums, and the national imagination /

"This book argues that acknowledgment of painful pasts at the geographic and ideological center of American national identity is crucial for addressing inequities in the present. The study analyzes four major museums on the National Mall that are dedicated to traumatic histories: the Smithsonia...

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Author / Creator: Gruenewald, Tim (Author)
Format: eBook Electronic
Imprint: Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, [2021]
Series:Culture America.
Online Access:Click here for full text at Project MUSE
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: The national mall and memory of painful past
  • Framing painful past for the nation : the Smithsonian Museum of American History
  • American liberation, part I : the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • American liberation, part II : the National Museum of African American History And Culture
  • Remembering and forgetting genocide : the National Museum of The American Indian
  • Conclusion: Looking back, moving forward.