Mourning the Presidents: Loss and Legacy in American Culture (Miller Center Studies on the Presidency) (Paperback)

Mourning the Presidents: Loss and Legacy in American Culture (Miller Center Studies on the Presidency) By Lindsay M. Chervinsky (Editor), Matthew R. Costello (Editor) Cover Image

Mourning the Presidents: Loss and Legacy in American Culture (Miller Center Studies on the Presidency) (Paperback)

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The death of a chief executive, regardless of the circumstances--sudden or expected, still in office or decades later--is always a moment of reckoning and reflection. Mourning the Presidents brings together renowned and emerging scholars to examine how different generations and communities of Americans have eulogized and remembered US presidents since George Washington's death in 1799. Over twelve individually illuminating chapters, this volume offers a unique approach to understanding American culture and politics by uncovering parallels between different generations of mourners, highlighting distinct experiences, and examining what presidential deaths can tell us about societal fissures at various critical points in the nation's history, right up to the present moment.

Lindsay M. Chervinsky is a presidential historian and author of The Cabinet: George Washington and the Creation of an American Institution.Matthew R. Costello is Vice President of the David M. Rubenstein National Center for White House History, Senior Historian for the White House Historical Association, and the author of The Property of the Nation: George Washington's Tomb, Mount Vernon, and the Memory of the First President.

Product Details ISBN: 9780813949291
ISBN-10: 0813949297
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
Publication Date: February 20th, 2023
Pages: 332
Language: English
Series: Miller Center Studies on the Presidency