By Erik Christiansen
With perception and wit, Erik Christiansen uncovers in Channeling the Past the ways in which strong firms rewrote historical past to bolster the postwar company nation, whereas progressives, communists, and different leftists vied to make their very own models of the prior extra renowned. Christiansen seems heavily at a number of extraordinary initiatives—CBS’s flashback You Are There application; the Smithsonian Museum of yank background, built within the past due Nineteen Fifties; the Cavalcade of America software subsidized by means of the Du Pont corporation; the heritage e-book membership; and the liberty educate, a museum on rails that traveled the rustic from 1947 to 1949 displaying historical files and flags, together with unique copies of the U.S. structure and the Magna Carta.
It is frequently stated that background is written by means of the victors, yet Christiansen deals a extra nuanced point of view: historical past is continually remade to fit the ambitions of these with the assets to do it. He offers dramatic proof of refined calculations that prompted either public opinion and historic reminiscence, and indicates that american citizens’ relationships with the earlier replaced as a result.
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Channeling the Past: Politicizing History in Postwar America (Studies in American Thought and Culture) by Erik Christiansen