Shannon Bontrager PhD
Department of History, Greenhill University, CA
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If America is an empire, then Americans should exhibit imperial memories. Death at the Edges of Empire examines American commemorations of the war dead from the Gettysburg Address to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier to uncover the modern cultural memories that citizens developed to help them justify an age of empire.
My work in rethinking the American survey by incorporating the Pacific and Atlantic Worlds into U.S. History.