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As America looks ahead to its 250th anniversary, the nation’s past is likely to be just as contested as its present

Cryer, Thomas (2021) As America looks ahead to its 250th anniversary, the nation’s past is likely to be just as contested as its present. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (30 Nov 2021). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

On July 4th, 2026, the United States will celebrate its 250th anniversary. Thomas Cryer looks at the work of the US Semiquincentennial Commission ahead of the anniversary, writing that the planned ‘America250’ celebrations are unconnected, and tend to compartmentalise American history rather than evoking a straightforward national narrative. This disconnectedness, he argues, risks creating a vacuum in which current politicians may push their own partisan values and narratives.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2021 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
E History America > E151 United States (General)
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2022 12:09
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2022 12:09
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/113164

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