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Main Title Trace a journey through memory, history, and the American land
Author Savoy, Lauret E.
Publisher Counterpoint Press
Year Published 2015
OCLC Number 947819646
ISBN 9781619028258; 1619028255; 9781619025738; 1619025736
Subjects Public history--United States. ; Memory--Social aspects--United States. ; Landscapes--Social aspects--United States. ; United States--History--Philosophy. ; United States--Description and travel. ; United States--Social conditions. ; United States--Race relations--History.
Additional Subjects Savoy, Lauret E.--Travel--United States
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ESAM  E169.Z83 S38 2015 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 11/30/2016
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Contents Notes
Prologue: Thoughts on a Frozen PondThe 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. 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 "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"