Bicentennial Memory: Postmodernity, Media, and Historical Subjectivity, 1966-1976

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This dissertation discusses ways in which the past is understood and described, and how the ideals changed significantly in the 1970s. The paper is set amongst a backdrop of the 1976 American Revolution Bicentennial, and discusses the social, political, technological, economic, and cultural factors that contributed to this shift.


  • Bicentennial of the American Revolution
  • Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) (NMAH)
  • American Revolution Bicentennial Administration
  • American Revolution Bicentennial Commission


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Dr. Rymsza-Pawlowska was a pre doctoral fellow at Smithsonian Institution Archives Institutional History Division

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Ph.D. dissertation

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,


  • 2012
  • 20th century


  • Postmodernism
  • Anniversaries
  • Preservation
  • Counterculture
  • Nineteen seventies
  • New Federalism
  • Social movements
  • Historical reenactments
  • History
  • Social change
  • Social movements--History
  • Counterculture--History


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