Recommended Reading

Karal Ann Marling, “Writing History with Artifacts: Columbus at the 1893 Chicago Fair,” The Public Historian 14 (1992), pp. 13-30.

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

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.

Karal Ann Marling and Robert Silberman, “The Statue near the Wall: The Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial and the Art of Remembering,” Smithsonian Studies in American Art 1 (1987), pp. 4-29.

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

David Thelen, “Memory and American History,” The Journal of American History 75 (1989), pp. 1117-1129.


James Young, “The Biography of a Memorial Icon: Nathan Rapoport’s Warsaw Ghetto Monument,” Representations 26 (1989). Special Issue: Memory and Counter-Memory. Pp. 69-106.

James Young, “When a Day Remembers: A Performative History of ‘Yom ha-Shoah’,” History and Memory 2 (1990), pp. 54-75.

James Young, “Germany’s Holocaust Memorial Problem—and Mine,” The Public Historian 24 (2002), pp. 65-80.