[Epub] ➛ Cross-Border Commemorations Author Adam Hjorthen – Heartforum.co.uk The histories of colonial settlement in America are generally presented as uniquely national stories Yet because these histories involved settlers who crossed oceans, they are inherently transnational The histories of colonial settlement in America are generally presented as uniquely national stories Yet because these histories involved settlers who crossed oceans, they are inherently transnational and have been important for different groups throughout the world To understand how settlement histories are used to promote social, political, and commercial relations across national borders, Adam Hjorth n explores the little known phenomenon of cross border commemorationsFocusing on two celebrations of Swedish settlement in America the New Sweden Tercentenary and the Swedish Pioneer Centennial Hjorth n examines a wide variety of sources to demonstrate how cultural leaders, politicians, and businessmen used these events to promote international relations between the United States and Sweden during times of great geopolitical transformation Cross Border Commemorations argues that scholarship on public commemoration should expand beyond national borders and engage the shared and contested meanings of history across local, national, and transnational contexts.
- 296 pages
- Cross-Border Commemorations
- Adam Hjorthen
- 16 December 2019 Adam Hjorthen