"We Commence ... with One of the Oldest and Most Agreeable of Our Remembrances - Mr. T. P. Cooke"
Cronin, Maura L., Nineteenth Century Theatre and Film
As any historian knows, the changes made to history can at times be dramatic. Myth and fiction seep into our understanding and consequently, retelling of historic events. Nationalism is often involved in this process. As a culturally collective ideology, nationalism (re)constructs history through the imagination. (Re)creating events, places and people, it forces transformation according to the needs of the nation. The Battle of Bunker Hill, for example, when (re)constructed through the early colonial American nationalistic imagination, is transformed from a military defeat into a triumphant victory. This (re)construction of history not only affects culturally collective narration, but can …
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Publication information: Article title: "We Commence ... with One of the Oldest and Most Agreeable of Our Remembrances - Mr. T. P. Cooke". Contributors: Cronin, Maura L. - Author. Journal title: Nineteenth Century Theatre and Film. Volume: 29. Issue: 1 Publication date: Summer 2002. Page number: 6+. © Manchester University Press Jun 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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