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Recycling the Past
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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
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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.

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