Red, white, and blue letter days : an American calendar / Matthew Dennis

Author(s): Dennis, Matthew, 1955-
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Subjects: Holidays--United States
Nationalism--United States
United States--Politics and government
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 2002
LC Classification: G, GT
Physical Description: xii, 338 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Table of Contents: List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Identity, History, and the American Calendar 1
1. Political Fireworks: American Independence Day, 1776-2000 13
2. Haven in a Heartless Calendar: America's Thanksgiving, 1621-2000 81
3. Reinventing America: Columbus Day and Centenary Celebrations of His Voyage of "Discovery," 1792-1992 119
4. Washington, Lincoln, and the Unheroic Presidents' Day 162
5. St. Monday: Memorial Day, Labor Day, and the Celebration of Leisure 217
6. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday: Inventing an American Tradition 256
Epilogue: The Future of the Past 281
Notes 285
Index 327
Notes: ISBN: 0801436478 (alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 285-325) and index
OCLC Number: 49552445
ISBN/ISSN: 0801436478