Plymouth 'Rock' or 'Putty'?
Shi, David, The Christian Science Monitor
MEMORY'S NATION: THE PLACE OF PLYMOUTH ROCK
By John Seelye
University of North Carolina Press 704 pp., $39.95 A mythic sense of purpose has long animated the American experience. From the Colonial period to the present, powerful icons such as the Liberty Bell and the Statue of Liberty have helped consecrate national ideals and institutions. In "Memory's Nation: the Place of Plymouth Rock," John Seelye analyzes how Americans over two centuries have revised the meaning of their oldest national monument. Seelye, a distinguished professor of American literature at the University of Florida, is ideally suited to explore the ironic history of Plymouth Rock in the …
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Publication information: Article title: Plymouth 'Rock' or 'Putty'?. Contributors: Shi, David - Author. Newspaper title: The Christian Science Monitor. Publication date: November 25, 1998. Page number: 17. © 2009 The Christian Science Publishing Society. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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