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The Resource The politics of mourning : death and honor in Arlington National Cemetery, Micki McElya

The politics of mourning : death and honor in Arlington National Cemetery, Micki McElya

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The politics of mourning : death and honor in Arlington National Cemetery
Title
The politics of mourning
Title remainder
death and honor in Arlington National Cemetery
Statement of responsibility
Micki McElya
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An active cemetery that averages thirty interments every weekday, Arlington National Cemetery receives four million visitors each year who come to pay their respects to those who have sacrificed their lives to defend and protect the nation through war and peace. It is a sacred shrine in the popular imagination; hallowed ground that stands not only for those buried within but also for the ideals for which they died and which continue to require honor and respect from all American citizens. As perhaps the most critical site of collective mourning and remembrance in the country, Arlington has become an icon of American patriotism and national identity. Micki McElya delves deeply into the historical past to get beyond the popular narratives and guides to this favorite tourist destination that is so heavily invested with national honor and reverence. In doing so, she gives us a full history of the cemetery as a physical place that has been shaped and transformed by the political and cultural aims and circumstances of succeeding generations
Cataloging source
MH/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McElya, Micki
Dewey number
975.5/295
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F234.A7
LC item number
M35 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Arlington National Cemetery (Arlington, Va.)
  • Arlington National Cemetery (Arlington, Va.)
  • Arlington National Cemetery (Arlington, Va.)
  • National cemeteries
  • National cemeteries
  • Nationalism
  • Freedman's Village (Arlington County, Va.)
  • National cemeteries
  • Nationalism
  • United States
  • Virginia
  • Virginia
Label
The politics of mourning : death and honor in Arlington National Cemetery, Micki McElya
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-371) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: A nation's heart -- Keeper of the keys -- Freedman's village -- A national cemetery -- Bringing home the dead -- Out of many, one unknown -- For us, the living -- Knowns and unknowns -- Conclusion: Hereafter
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
395 pages
Isbn
9780674737242
Lccn
2016008043
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40026256977
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • ocn941582941
  • (OCoLC)941582941
Label
The politics of mourning : death and honor in Arlington National Cemetery, Micki McElya
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-371) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: A nation's heart -- Keeper of the keys -- Freedman's village -- A national cemetery -- Bringing home the dead -- Out of many, one unknown -- For us, the living -- Knowns and unknowns -- Conclusion: Hereafter
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
395 pages
Isbn
9780674737242
Lccn
2016008043
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40026256977
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • ocn941582941
  • (OCoLC)941582941

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