In honor of the Thanksgiving holidays, I thought I’d share a list of monographs that made writing A Bloodless Victory possible. I could not have written my book without the work of these scholars as inspiration. Each of these books were instrumental in deciding how I wanted to frame my entire approach to studying the Battle of New Orleans’ memorialization.

Belmonte, Laura A. Selling the American Way: U.S. Propaganda and the Cold War. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008.

Blair, William Alan. Cities of the Dead: Contesting the Memory of the Civil War in the South, 1865–1914. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2004.

Cox, Karen L.Dixie’s Daughters: The United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Preservation of Confederate Culture. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2003.

Gotham, Kevin Fox. Authentic New Orleans: Tourism, Culture, and Race in the Big Easy. New York: New York University Press, 2007.

Mills, Cynthia J., and Pamela H. Simpson. Monuments to the Lost Cause: Women, Art, and the Landscapes of Southern Memory. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2003.

Richards, Jeffrey H. Drama, Theatre, and Identity in the American New Republic. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005.

Smith, Timothy B. The Golden Age of Battlefield Preservation: The Decade of the 1890s and the Establishment of America’s First Five Military Parks. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2008.

Sturken, Marita. Tourists of History: Memory, Kitsch, and Consumerism from Oklahoma City to Ground Zero. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2007.

Towns, W. Stuart. Enduring Legacy: Rhetoric and Ritual of the Lost Cause. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2012.

West, Patricia. Domesticating History: The Political Origins of America’s House Museums. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1999.

What did you think about the list? Be sure to leave a comment below!

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