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Upon the ruins of liberty : slavery, the President's House at Independence National Historical Park, and public memory / Roger C. Aden.

Author/Creator:
Aden, Roger C. (Roger Craig), 1962-
Publication:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania : Temple University Press, 2014.
Format/Description:
Book
xiii, 243 pages ; 24 cm
Subjects:
President's House (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Washington, George, 1732-1799 -- Homes and haunts -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia.
Adams, John, 1735-1826 -- Homes and haunts -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia.
Independence National Historical Park (Philadelphia, Pa.) -- Antiquities.
Washington, George, 1732-1799 -- Relations with slaves.
Slavery -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- History -- 18th century.
Lost architecture -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia.
Philadelphia (Pa.) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
Philadelphia (Pa.) -- Antiquities.
Contents:
Discovering the truth: the revelation of ugly history
Re-collecting the past: the complexity of public memory
Displacing the inconvenient: the incomplete story of liberty
Honoring the ancestors: the quest for acknowledgement
Shaping the place: the design competition
Revealing the foundations: the excavation of the site
Telling the stories: the opening of the installation
Continuing the conversation: the legacy of the President's House.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Local notes:
Athenaeum copy: Gemmill fund bookplate.
ISBN:
9781439911990 (cloth : alk. paper)
1439911991 (cloth : alk. paper)
9781439912010 (e-book)
OCLC:
888400721
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