Bodies of War: World War I and the Politics of Commemoration in America, 1919-1933

TitleBodies of War: World War I and the Politics of Commemoration in America, 1919-1933
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsBudreau, Lisa M.
PublisherNew York University Press
CityNew York
Abstract

In this study, Lisa M. Budreau unpacks the politics and processes of the competing interest groups involved in the three core components of commemoration: repatriation, remembrance, and return. She also describes how relatives of the fallen made pilgrimages to French battlefields, attended largely by American Legionnaires and the Gold Star Mothers, a group formed by mothers of sons killed in World War I, which exists to this day. Throughout, and with sensitivity to issues of race and gender, the monograph emphasizes the inherent tensions in the politics of memorialization and explores how those interests often conflicted with the needs of veterans and relatives. [WorldCat]

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