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

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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, more 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 ...more
Hardcover, 344 pages
Published September 2nd 2010 by University Alabama Press (first published August 22nd 2010)
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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. The
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