lecture jan 12 - Music Dixie c.1860 Daniel Decatur Emmett...

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Music: Dixie, c.1860 Daniel Decatur Emmett Title: Discovering the Memory of Bodies: Gettysburg and a New Vision of the Nation Thesis : Lincoln imagined a nation defined by the sacrifices of the citizen soldier at Gettysburg. Period : 1861-65 and beyond
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Outline: Some thoughts on being national… Causes of the War 620,000 Killed Who Fought? Emancipation Proclamation, 1863 The Enrollment Act of 1863 New York Draft Riots Still, 50% Fighting for Ideas What happened at Gettysburg? Who was Buried? Why? Lincoln’s use of the Newly Sacred Ground
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Some thoughts on being national… Renan ‘a shared past creates the nation’ and ‘getting history wrong is part of being national’ Anderson ‘nations are shared cognitive terrains -- imagined communities for which millions willingly die’ Smith-Rosenberg “for a nation to live, its heterogeneous, often contentious inhabitants must experience themselves as national subjects, that is, as integral parts of
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This note was uploaded on 02/02/2011 for the course AMCULT 201 taught by Professor Kristenhas during the Winter '08 term at University of Michigan.

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