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The Resource The unfinished exhibition : visualizing myth, memory, and the shadow of the Civil War in centennial America, Susanna W. Gold

The unfinished exhibition : visualizing myth, memory, and the shadow of the Civil War in centennial America, Susanna W. Gold

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The unfinished exhibition : visualizing myth, memory, and the shadow of the Civil War in centennial America
Title
The unfinished exhibition
Title remainder
visualizing myth, memory, and the shadow of the Civil War in centennial America
Statement of responsibility
Susanna W. Gold
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Philadelphia's 1876 Centennial Exhibition -- a spectacular international event celebrating one hundred years of American strength, unity, and freedom -- took place in the immediate wake of this trauma of war and the failures of reconstruction as a means to restore power and patriotism in the nation's struggle to rebuild itself. This is the first comprehensive examination of American art at the centennial, it explains the critical role of visual culture in negotiating memories of the nation's past that conflicted with the optimism that exhibition officials promoted. Supporting novel iconographical interpretations with myriad primary source material, author Susanna W. Gold demonstrates how the art galleries and the audiences who visited them addressed the lingering traumas of battle, the uneasy re-unification of North and South, and the persisting racial tensions in the post-Emancipation era. This careful consideration of the visual record exposes the complexities of the war's impact on Americans and clarifies how the Centennial art exhibition affected a nation still finding its direction at a critical moment in its history
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gold, Susanna,
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Centennial Exhibition
  • Centennial Exhibition
  • Reconstruction (United States : 1865-1877)
  • Art and history
  • Nationalism and art
  • Art, American
  • Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
  • Art, American
  • Art and history
  • Nationalism and art
  • United States
Label
The unfinished exhibition : visualizing myth, memory, and the shadow of the Civil War in centennial America, Susanna W. Gold
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"An Ashgate book"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-182) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
951915875
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xii, 187 pages
Isbn
9781472480668
Lccn
2016028203
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026764110
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)951915875
Label
The unfinished exhibition : visualizing myth, memory, and the shadow of the Civil War in centennial America, Susanna W. Gold
Publication
Note
"An Ashgate book"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-182) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
951915875
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xii, 187 pages
Isbn
9781472480668
Lccn
2016028203
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026764110
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)951915875

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