On the Battlefield of Memory: The First World War and American Remembrance, 1919–1941

On the Battlefield of Memory The First World War and American Remembrance This work is a detailed study of how Americans in the s and s interpreted and remembered the First World War Steven Trout asserts that from the beginning American memory of the war was fractur

  • Title: On the Battlefield of Memory: The First World War and American Remembrance, 1919–1941
  • Author: Steven Kirk Trout
  • ISBN: 9780817317058
  • Page: 173
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This work is a detailed study of how Americans in the 1920s and 1930s interpreted and remembered the First World War Steven Trout asserts that from the beginning American memory of the war was fractured and unsettled, a matter of competing sets of collective memories each set with its own spokespeople than a unified body of myth The members of the American Legion rThis work is a detailed study of how Americans in the 1920s and 1930s interpreted and remembered the First World War Steven Trout asserts that from the beginning American memory of the war was fractured and unsettled, a matter of competing sets of collective memories each set with its own spokespeople than a unified body of myth The members of the American Legion remembered the war as a time of assimilation and national harmony However, African Americans and radicalized whites recalled a very different war And so did many of the nation s writers, filmmakers, and painters.Trout studies a wide range of cultural products for their implications concerning the legacy of the war John Dos Passos s novels Three Soldiers and 1919, Willa Cather s One of Ours, William March s Company K, and Laurence Stallings s Plumes paintings by Harvey Dunn, Horace Pippin, and John Steuart Curry portrayals of the war in The American Legion Weekly and The American Legion Monthly war memorials and public monuments like the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and commemorative products such as the twelve inch tall Spirit of the American Doughboy statue Trout argues that American memory of World War I was not only confused and contradictory during the 20s and 30s, but confused and contradictory in ways that accommodated affirmative interpretations of modern warfare and military service Somewhat in the face of conventional wisdom, Trout shows that World War I did not destroy the glamour of war for all, or even most, Americans and enhanced it for many.

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    1. Steven Kirk Trout Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the On the Battlefield of Memory: The First World War and American Remembrance, 1919–1941 book, this is one of the most wanted Steven Kirk Trout author readers around the world.

    2. This was a wonderful study on all the ways in which Americans memorialized WWI – the Great War – before the start of WWII. On a personal level, I enjoyed all the connections to Kansas City, and even Kansas with the section n John Steuart Curry, and the highlighting of the WWI Museum and Liberty Memorial from which I work right across the street, and the Liberty Memorial is by far my favorite memorial so I loved that Trout included a discussion of it.Trout had a great command of the subject. [...]

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