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The Resource Stamping American memory : collectors, citizens, and the post, Sheila A. Brennan

Stamping American memory : collectors, citizens, and the post, Sheila A. Brennan

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Stamping American memory : collectors, citizens, and the post
Title
Stamping American memory
Title remainder
collectors, citizens, and the post
Statement of responsibility
Sheila A. Brennan
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In the age of digital communications, it can be difficult to imagine a time when the meaning and imagery of stamps was politically volatile. While millions of Americans collected stamps from the 1880s to the 1940s, Stamping American Memory is the first scholarly examination of stamp collecting culture and how stamps enabled citizens to engage their federal government in conversations about national life in early-twentieth-century America. By examining the civic conversations that emerged around stamp subjects and imagery, this work brings to light the role that these under- examined historical artifacts have played in carrying political messages. Sheila A. Brennan crafts a fresh synthesis that explores how the US postal service shaped Americans' concepts of national belonging, citizenship, and race through its commemorative stamp program. Designed to be saved as souvenirs, commemoratives circulated widely and stood as miniature memorials to carefully selected snapshots from the American past that also served the political needs of small interest groups. Stamping American Memory brings together the histories of the US postal service and the federal government, collecting, and philately through the lenses of material culture and memory to make a significant contribution to our understanding of this period in American history"--
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DLC
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Brennan, Sheila Ann
Dewey number
769.56973
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HE6204.U5
LC item number
B75 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Digital humanities
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Stamp collecting
  • Postage stamps
Label
Stamping American memory : collectors, citizens, and the post, Sheila A. Brennan
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Building philatelic communities -- Learning to read stamps -- Federal participation in philately -- Shaping national identity with commemoratives in the 1920s and 1930s -- Representing unity and equality in New Deal stamps -- American commemorative stamps issued, 1892-1940
Extent
1 online resource (x, 223 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780472900848
Lccn
2018024343
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Stamping American memory : collectors, citizens, and the post, Sheila A. Brennan
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Building philatelic communities -- Learning to read stamps -- Federal participation in philately -- Shaping national identity with commemoratives in the 1920s and 1930s -- Representing unity and equality in New Deal stamps -- American commemorative stamps issued, 1892-1940
Extent
1 online resource (x, 223 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780472900848
Lccn
2018024343
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
remote

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