We are experiencing COVID-related supply chain delays. Please note, orders are currently taking 10-15 days to be delivered.
We thank you for your understanding and patience.
Search the full text of this book:
Recycling the Past
Popular Uses of American History
Edited by Leila Zenderland
152 pages | 6 x 9
Paper 1978 | ISBN 9780812210958 | $24.95s | Outside the Americas £18.99
Ebook editions are available from selected online vendors
This is a book that explores in detail the use that Americans have made of their history for commercial, cultural, and ideological purposes. It focuses on popular adaptations of historical incidents and artifacts to reveal how successive generations of Americans have been able to adapt their heritage to address the needs of their contemporaries. Further, it indicates how the past has helped to shape the attitudes of later generations toward their own society.
View your shopping cart | Browse Penn Press titles in American History, American Studies | Join our mailing list