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237 Notes Pref­ ace 1. James C. McKin­ ley Jr., “Texas Con­ ser­ va­ tives Win Cur­ ric­ u­ lum ­ Change,” New York Times, March 12, 2010. 2. Gary B. Nash, Ross E. Dunn, and Char­ lotte A. Crab­ tree, His­ tory on Trial: Cul­ ture Wars and the Teach­ ing of the Past (West­ min­ ster, MD: Al­ fred A. Knopf, 1997), 71. Intro­ duc­ tion 1. ­ On the il­ lu­ sion of con­ sen­ sus, see Alan Brink­ ley, “The Il­ lu­ sion of Unity in Cold War Cul­ ture,” in Re­ think­ ing Cold War Cul­ ture, ed. Peter J. Kuz­ nick and James Gil­ bert (Wash­ ing­ ton, DC: Smith­ so­ nian In­ sti­ tu­ tion Press, 2001), 61–73. 2. ­ George Or­ well, 1984 (New York: Plume, 1983), 221. 3. Mau­ rice Halb­ wachs, The Col­ lec­ tive Mem­ ory, trans. Fran­ cis J. Dit­ ter Jr. and Vida Yazdi Dit­ ter (New York: ­ Harper & Row, 1980), 24. 4. War­ ren Sus­ man, Cul­ ture as His­ tory: The Trans­ for­ ma­ tion of ­ American So­ ci­ ety in the Twen­ ti­ eth Cen­ tury (Wash­ ing­ ton, DC: Smith­ so­ nian In­ sti­ tu­ tion, 2003), 19. 5. Bar­ bara A. Misz­ tal, The­ o­ ries of So­ cial Re­ mem­ ber­ ing (Phil­ a­ del­ phia: Open Uni­ ver­ sity Press, 2003). 6. C. Vann Wood­ ward, ­ American At­ ti­ tudes to­ ward His­ tory: An In­ au­ gu­ ral Lec­ ture De­ livered be­ fore the Uni­ ver­ sity of Ox­ ford on 22 Feb­ ru­ ary 1955 (Ox­ ford: Cla­ ren­ don Press, 1955), 7; Dan­ iel J. Boor­ stin, The Gen­ ius of ­ American Pol­ i­ tics (Chi­ cago: Uni­ ver­ sity of Chi­ cago Press, 1953), 8. 7. J. R. Pole, “The ­ American Past: Is It Still Us­ able?” Jour­ nal of ­ American Stud­ ies 1, no. 1 (1967): 63–78; Barry ­ Schwartz, Abra­ ham Lin­ coln in the ­ Post-Heroic Era: His­ tory and Mem­ ory in Late ­ Twentieth-Century Amer­ ica (Chi­ cago: Uni­ ver­ sity of Chi­ cago Press, 2008). 8. Dan­ iel J. Boor­ stin, An ­ American ­ Primer (To­ ronto: New ­ American Li­ brary, 1968), xiii–xiv. 9. Re­ in­ hold Nie­ buhr, The Irony of ­ American His­ tory (New York: Scrib­ ner, 1952), 76; Eric Gold­ man, The Cru­ cial ­ Decade—and After: Amer­ ica, 1945–1960 (New York: Al­ fred A. Knopf, 1960), 3–6; see also ­ William Graeb­ ner, The Age of Doubt: ­ American ­ Thought and Cul­ ture 238 E Notes to pages 6–8 in the 1940s, ed. Lewis Perry (Bos­ ton: ­ Twayne, 1990); and Paul S. Boyer, By the ­ Bomb’s Early Light: ­ American ­ Thought and Cul­ ture at the Dawn of the ­ Atomic Age, 2nd ed. (Chapel Hill: Uni­ ver­ sity of North Car­ o­ lina Press, 1994), which ex­ am­ ines how the ­ atomic ­ bomb’s awe­ some power af­ fected so­ cial ­ thought. 10. This point was made by C. Vann Wood­ ward in his Ox­ ford ad­ dress, ­ American At­ ti­ tudes to­ ward His­ tory. 11. ­ Frances Fitz­ ge­ rald, Amer­ ica Re­ vised: His­ tory School­ books in the Twen­ ti­ eth Cen­ tury (Bos­ ton: At­ lan­ tic ­ Monthly Press, 1979), 57. 12. Ter­ rence Ball, “The Pol­ i­ tics of So­ cial Sci­ ence in Post­ war Amer­ ica,” in Re­ cast­ ing Amer­ ica: Cul­ ture and Pol­ i­ tics in the Age of Cold War, ed. Lary May (Chi­ cago: Uni­ ver­ sity of Chi­ cago Press, 1989), 77–78. 13. “Books on War and Atom Bomb ­ Avoided by U.S. Read­ ers, Li­ brary Sur­ vey Shows,” New York Times, Feb­ ru­ ary 2, 1948. 14. Wood­ ward, ­ American At­ ti­ tudes to­ ward His­ tory, 7. 15. David Glass­ berg, Sense of His­ tory: The Place of the Past in ­ American Life (Am­ herst: Uni­ ver­ sity of Mas­ sa­ chu­ setts Press, 2001), 9; John Bod­ nar, Re­ mak­ ing Amer­ ica: Pub­ lic Mem­ ory, Com­ memora­ tion, and Pa­ tri­ ot­ ism in the Twen­ ti­ eth Cen­ tury (Prince­ ton, NJ: Prince­ ton Uni­ ver­ sity Press, 1993), 14. 16. ­ Michel-Rolph Trouil­ lot, Si­ lenc­ ing the Past: Power and the Pro­ duc­ tion of His­ tory (Bos­ ton: Bea­ con Press, 1995), 19, 22. 17. For ex­ am­ ple, Emily Ro­ sen­ berg in­ cor­ po­ rates pop­ u­ lar mem­ ory into...


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