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American Revolution Bicentennial in Florida State Authority, Grassroots Organizing, and the Creation of Memory and Patriotic Comemmoration

Corrected title: The American Revolution Bicentennial in Florida State Authority, Grassroots Organizing, and the Creation of Memory and Patriotic Commemoration.
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Name(s): Belcher, Breaden James, author
Koslow, Jennifer Lisa, 1970-, professor directing thesis
Frank, Andrew, 1970-, committee member
Mooney, Katherine Carmines, committee member
Florida State University, degree granting institution
College of Arts and Sciences, degree granting college
Department of History , degree granting department
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Master Thesis
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2017
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource (102 pages)
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The American Revolution Bicentennial in Florida: State Authority, Grassroots Organizing, and the Creation of Memory and Patriotic Commemoration examines the ways in which the national bicentennial was celebrated in Florida. Using a cultural historical approach, this thesis looks at how government officials, politicians, and private citizens constructed patriotic historical narratives during a time of heightened social and political divisiveness. Doing so illuminates the ways in which Floridians adapted consensus narratives of history to contemporary political needs. Furthermore, this thesis examines the legacy of the national bicentennial on the practice of patriotic commemoration and remembrance in the United States today. The records of the American Revolution Bicentennial Commission of Florida serve as the chief source of material for this thesis. These records are housed at the State Archives of Florida in Tallahassee, and include institutional records, American Revolution Bicentennial Administration literature, newspaper articles, and tourism brochures. Each of these pieces are vitally important to analyzing the dialectic of commemoration between government officials and the public throughout the 1970s.
Identifier: FSU_2017SP_Belcher_fsu_0071N_13749 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the Department of History in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts.
Degree Awarded: Spring Semester 2017.
Date of Defense: March 21, 2017.
Keywords: American Revolution Bicentennial, Bicentennial, Florida, Interama, Patriotism, Third Century U.S.A.
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Jennifer Koslow, Professor Directing Thesis; Andrew Frank, Committee Member; Katherine Mooney, Committee Member.
Subject(s): United States -- History
History
United States -- Study and teaching
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_2017SP_Belcher_fsu_0071N_13749
Owner Institution: FSU

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Belcher, B. J. (2017). The American Revolution Bicentennial in Florida State Authority, Grassroots Organizing, and the Creation of Memory and Patriotic Comemmoration. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_2017SP_Belcher_fsu_0071N_13749