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Mystic Chords of Memory: The Transformation of Tradition in American Culture

Mystic Chords of Memory: The Transformation of Tradition in American Culture

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1993
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0679741771
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9780679741770
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In this ground-breaking, panoramic work of American cultural history, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Michael Kammen examines a central paradox of our national identity: How did "the land of the future" acquire a past? And to what extent has our collective memory of that past, as embodied in our t ...more

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Michael Gedaliah Kammen was a professor of American cultural history at Cornell University. He won the Pulitzer Prize (History, 1973) for his book, People of Paradox: An Inquiry Concerning the Origins of American Civilization . ...more