Mystic Chords of Memory
Transformation of Tradition in American Culture
By (author) Michael Kammen
Mystic Chords of Memory by Michael Kammen
Book DescriptionAssesses the role of collective memory, tradition, and patriotism in American national culture, and the evolution they have undergone.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780679741770
(203mm x 133mm x 46mm)
Imprint: Vintage Books
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 1-Feb-1993
Country of Publication: United States
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Democracy in America, Paperback (January 2009)
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American Culture, American Tastes, Paperback (September 2000)
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Kammen is a major American historian, whose books have received the Bancroft and Parkman prizes. This book collects his essays on American culture, of which he is one of the major historians.
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