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The Daughters of the American Revolution and Patriotic Memory in the Twentieth Century

Simon Wendt

Abstract

This book is a comprehensive account of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and its efforts to keep alive the memory of the nation’s past. It argues that, especially prior to World War II, the DAR’s conservative white middle-class members played a vital role in private citizens’ efforts to both bolster patriotism and guard the nation’s gendered and racial boundaries through commemorative practices. The Daughters engaged in patriotic activism long believed to be the domain of men and deliberately challenged male-centered accounts of US nation-building. At the same time, however, thei ... More

Keywords: conservative, women, nationalism, American Revolution, gender, race, nation-building, DAR

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780813066608
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813066608.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Simon Wendt, author
Goethe University Frankfurt