Unformatted text preview: a. How does Webster think his audience should honor the Revolutionary fathers? b. How does Webster link the nation to the Revolution? Is the relationship obvious? c. Does Webster’s perspective change in the 2 nd oration? 3. The Meaning of monumental structures: inspiration or tomb? E. The Washington Monument 1. History 2. Appearance 3. significance: national power III. The Civil War Era (Part I) A. Slavery and the nation 1. new birth of freedom 2. the body politic (who is in? whose memories?) 3. commemorating division (problem of closure) B. The Monument in the Post-Civil War Period 1. Rise of the Monument 2. Types of monuments and memorials 3. Race and the “common man” monument C. Remembering the War 1. nationalism and the North 2. emergence of the Lost Cause...
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This document was uploaded on 11/03/2011 for the course AMERICAN S 101 at Rutgers.
- Fall '11