The Resource Upon the ruins of liberty : slavery, the President's House at Independence National Historical Park, and public memory, Roger C. Aden

Upon the ruins of liberty : slavery, the President's House at Independence National Historical Park, and public memory, Roger C. Aden

Label
Upon the ruins of liberty : slavery, the President's House at Independence National Historical Park, and public memory
Title
Upon the ruins of liberty
Title remainder
slavery, the President's House at Independence National Historical Park, and public memory
Statement of responsibility
Roger C. Aden
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The 2002 revelation that George Washington kept slaves in his executive mansion at Philadelphia's Independence National Historical Park in the 1790s prompted an eight-year controversy about the role of slavery in America's commemorative landscape. When the President's House installation opened in 2010, it became the first federal property to feature a slave memorial. In Upon the Ruins of Liberty, Roger Aden offers a compelling account that explores the development of this important historic site and how history, space, and public memory intersected with contemporary racial politics. Aden con
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
974.8/11
Index
index present
LC call number
F158.8.P86
LC item number
A34 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Upon the ruins of liberty : slavery, the President's House at Independence National Historical Park, and public memory, Roger C. Aden
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Discovering the truth: the revelation of ugly history -- Re-collecting the past: the complexity of public memory -- Displacing the inconvenient: the incomplete story of liberty -- Honoring the ancestors: the quest for acknowledgement -- Shaping the place: the design competition -- Revealing the foundations: the excavation of the site -- Telling the stories: the opening of the installation -- Continuing the conversation: the legacy of the President's House
Control code
ocn896872928
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781439912010
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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897bb376-f03e-4562-8c90-d0c5441741cd
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not applicable
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.b31916284
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)896872928
  • pebc1439912017

Library Locations

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