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作者 Savoy, Lauret E., author
書名 Trace : memory, history, race, and the American landscape / Lauret Edith Savoy
出版項 Berkeley, California : Counterpoint Press, [2015]
©2015
國際標準書號 9781619025738 (hardback)
9781619028258 (paperback)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 人文社會聯圖  E169.Z83 S38 2015    在架上    30610020542270
說明 225 pages ; 22 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
附註 Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-213) and index
"Sand and stone are Earth's fragmented memory. Each of us, too, is a landscape inscribed by memory and loss. One life-defining lesson Lauret Savoy learned as a young girl was this: the American land did not hate. As an educator and Earth historian, she has tracked the continent's past from the relics of deep time; but the paths of ancestors toward her--paths of free and enslaved Africans, colonists from Europe, and peoples indigenous to this land--lie largely eroded and lost. In this provocative and powerful mosaic of personal journeys and historical inquiry across a continent and time, Savoy explores how the country's still unfolding history, and ideas of 'race,' have marked her and the land. From twisted terrain within the San Andreas Fault zone to a South Carolina plantation, from national parks to burial grounds, from 'Indian Territory' and the U.S.-Mexico Border to the U.S. capital, Trace grapples with a searing national history to reveal the often unvoiced presence of the past. In distinctive and illuminating prose that is attentive to the rhythms of language and landscapes, she weaves together human stories of migration, silence, and displacement, as epic as the continent they survey, with uplifted mountains, braided streams, and eroded canyons"-- Provided by publisher
Prologue: Thoughts on a Frozen Pond -- The View from Point Sublime -- Provenance Notes -- Alien Land Ethic : the distance between -- Madeline tracing -- What's in a Name -- Properties of Desire -- Migrating in a bordered land -- Placing Washington, DC, after the Inauguration -- Epilogue: At Crowsnest Pass
主題 United States -- Description and travel
Savoy, Lauret E. -- Travel -- United States
United States -- History -- Philosophy
Public history -- United States
United States -- Race relations -- History
Memory -- Social aspects -- United States
Landscapes -- Social aspects -- United States
United States -- Social conditions
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography. bisacsh
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