Book Review List

Choose a book from the works listed below for your Book Review Assignment.


Week 8: Physical Spaces and Monuments

  1. Bruggeman, Seth. Here, George Washington was Born: Memory, Material Culture, and the Public History of a National Monument. Athens: University of Georgia, 2008.
  2. Doss, Erika. Memorial Mania: Public Feeling in America. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010.
  3. Dubrow, Gail Lee, and Jennifer B. Goodman. Restoring Women’s History through Historic Preservation. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002.
  4. Handler, Richard, and Eric Gable. The New History in an Old Museum: Creating the Past at Colonial Williamsburg. Durham: Duke University Press Books, 1997.
  5. Hayden, Dolores. The Power of Place: Urban Landscapes as Public History. Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press, 1995.
  6. Marling, Karal Ann. George Washington Slept Here: Colonial Revivals and American Culture, 1876-1986. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press, 1988.
  7. Marling, Karal Ann. Iwo Jima: Monuments, Memories, and the American Hero. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press, 1991.
  8. Page, Max, and Randall Mason. Giving Preservation a History: Histories of Historic Preservation in the United States. Routledge, 2003.
  9. Savage, Kirk. Standing Soldiers, Kneeling Slaves: Race, War, and Monument in Nineteenth-Century America. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1997.
  10. Spence, Mark David. Dispossessing the Wilderness: Indian Removal and the Making of the National Parks. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000.


Week 9: Popular Culture

  1. Cullen, Jim. The Civil War in Popular Culture: A Reusable Past. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1995.
  2. Glassberg, David. American Historical Pageantry: The Uses of Tradition in the Early Twentieth Century. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1990.
  3. Hariman, Robert, and John Louis Lucaites. No Caption Needed: Iconic Photographs, Public Culture, and Liberal Democracy. Chicago: University Of Chicago Press, 2007.
  4. Landsberg, Alison. Prosthetic Memory: The Transformation of American Remembrance in the Age of Mass Culture.  New York: Columbia University Press, 2004.
  5. Sturken, Marita. Tangled Memories: The Vietnam War, the AIDS Epidemic, and the Politics of Remembering. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1997.
  6. Sturken, Marita. Tourists of History: Memory, Kitsch, and Consumerism from Oklahoma City to Ground Zero. Durham: Duke University Press Books, 2007.


Week 10: Museums

  1. Dickinson, Greg et al., Places of Public Memory: The Rhetoric of Museums and Memorials. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2010;
  2. Dubin, Steven. Displays of Power: Memory and Amnesia in the American Museum. New York: New York University Press, 1999.
  3. Eichstedt, Jennifer L., and Stephen Small. Representations of Slavery: Race and Ideology in Southern Plantation Museums. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Books, 2002.
  4. Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, Barbara. Destination Culture: Tourism, Museums, and Heritage. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1998.
  5. Miles, Tiya. The House on Diamond Hill: A Cherokee Plantation Story. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2010. (See also: Tiya Miles’ Related Public History Project)
  6. Simpson, Moira G. Making Representations: Museums in the Post-Colonial Era. London: Routledge, 2001.
  7. Stone-Gordon, Tammy. Private History in Public: Exhibition and the Settings of Everyday Life. Lanham: AltaMira Press, 2010.
  8. Truettner, William H., and Nancy K. Anderson. The West as America: Reinterpreting Images of the Frontier, 1820-1920. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1991.
  9. West, Patricia. Domesticating History: The Political Origins of America’s House Museums. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Books, 1999.

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