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Lewis & ClarkLegacies, Memories, and New Perspectives$
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Kris Fresonke and Irene Bloemraad

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780520228399

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520228399.001.0001

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“We are not dealing entirely with the past”: Americans Remember Lewis & Clark

“We are not dealing entirely with the past”: Americans Remember Lewis & Clark

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(p.158) (p.159) Chapter 7 “We are not dealing entirely with the past”: Americans Remember Lewis & Clark
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Lewis & Clark
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John Spencer

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520228399.003.0008

This chapter studies the Lewis and Clark centennial. It demonstrates that the anniversary hype of 1904 came from railroad pamphlets, the expansionist wars of Theodore Roosevelt, and boosterism. It describes the later hype of the centennial, which came from the lessons of the Vietnam War on racial conquest and ecological consciousness. The chapter examines the revisionism of modern times and reviews the current divide between the perspectives of scholars and buffs.

Keywords:   centennial, anniversary hype, expansionist wars, boosterism, railroad pamphlets, revisionism, Vietnam War, racial conquest

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