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  • Bonds of Affection: Americans Define Their Patriotism

    By John Bodnar

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780691043968
    • Publisher: Princeton University Press
    • Published: May 1996
    In Bonds of Affection, a group of scholars explore the manner in which Americans have discussed and practiced their patriotism over the course of two hundred years. To what extent has the promise of a "government of the people, by the people, and for the people" explained citizen loyalty? Have there been any other factors in American history that account for the attachments individuals have felt toward their nation - such as devotion to home and family?Bonds of Affection looks at the nineteenth century in terms of how leaders of the nation fashioned new forms of patriotic instruction for citizens, how veterans from the North and the South attempted to use patriotic language and symbols to rebuild national unity after the Civil War, and how Americans invented new symbols and transformed labor politics to sustain loyalty in an increasingly diverse society. From the World Wars through Vietnam to the Clinton presidency, this volume assesses a variety of factors influencing patriotism. Exposure to the cultures of foreign enemies caused citizens to reassess ideals of national devotion at home. Wartime celebrations of male warrior heroes provoked both patriotic celebrations of masculine power and opposition to it. Ultimately Bonds of Affection shows that Americans have been able to love their country not only out of a hope for democracy but out of a lust for power and gain as well.
  • Come Back, My Love

    By John Bodnar

    Our Price: $13.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781410720115
    • Publisher: Authorhouse
    • Published: June 2003
  • Immigration and Industrialization: Ethnicity in an American Mill Town, 1870-1940

    By John Bodnar

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780822933489
    • Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
    • Published: December 1977
  • Remaking America: Public Memory, Commemoration, and Patriotism In the Twentieth Century

    By John Bodnar

    Our Price: $47.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780691034959
    • Publisher: PRINCETON UP
    • Published: February 1994
  • The "Good War" in American Memory

    By John Bodnar

    Our Price: $28.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781421405827
    The "Good War" in American Memory dispels the long-held myth that Americans forged an agreement on why they had to fight in World War II. John Bodnar's sociocultural examination of the vast public debate that took place in the United States over the war's meaning reveals that the idea of the "good war" was highly contested."This engaging and well-written book addresses not just World War II but... war remembrance more generally."--Cercles"Bodnar provides a corrective lens for those whose recent myopia accepts the celebratory effect of... traditional treatments of American participation in World War II... What Bodnar has adamantly recovered is the faded suffering of family members whose loved ones were buried overseas or never found, and the memories of veterans who could not escape the confusion and frustration."--Journal of American History"Show[s] movingly and with great care how the history of emotion is embedded in the history of war and point[s] the way to future scholarship with authority and conviction. That is no mean achievement."--American Historical Review
  • The Transplanted: A History of Immigrants In Urban America

    By John Bodnar

    Our Price: $22.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780253204165
    • Publisher: INDIANA UNIVERSITY PRESS
    • Published: February 1987

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