America's Public Holidays, 1865-1920 (Paperback)
Smithsonian Books, 9781588340610, 304pp.
Publication Date: March 17, 2003
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Praise For America's Public Holidays, 1865-1920…
“An excellent and well-written book. Litwicki has undertaken a massive task and succeeded. America's Public Holidays provides an excellent overview of the cultural history of public celebrations.”—Journal of American History
“A compelling ethno-cultural interpretation of the historical origins of modern American holidays, as well as a demonstration of how such commemorations emerged from the competition of ethnic and racial groups to tell America's story as their own.”—David Blight, Public Historian