Good books

Michael Kammen, Mystic Chords of Memory: The Transformation of Tradition in American Culture. New York, Knopf: 1991.

Edward Tabor Linenthal, Sacred Ground: Americans and their Battlefields. Urbana, University of Illinois Press: 1991.

John Bodnar, Remaking America: Public Memory, Commemoration, and Patriotism in the Twentieth Century. Princeton, Princeton University Press: 1992.

Kirk Savage, Monument Wars: Washington D.C., The National Mall, and the Transformation of the Memorial Landscape. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2009:

Erika Doss. Memorial Mania: Public Feeling in America. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010: