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The Pony Express at the Diamond Jubilee
Heidi Kenaga

shared public memory of California’s participation in the foundations of the modern nation. Correspondingly, the studio designed The Pony Express , from earliest conception to its premiere event, to revise the American movie patron’s historical amnesia about the state. My comparison of preproduction materials with the extant print of The Pony Express suggests that, for Paramount, serving the interests

in Memory and popular film
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The shock of Hart Island, New York
Sally Raudon

When drone footage emerged of New York City’s COVID-19 casualties being buried by inmates in trenches on Hart Island, the images became a key symbol for the pandemic: the suddenly soaring death toll, authorities’ struggle to deal with overwhelming mortality and widespread fear of anonymous, isolated death. The images shocked New Yorkers, most of whom were unaware of Hart Island, though its cemetery operations are largely unchanged since it opened over 150 years ago, and about one million New Yorkers are buried there. How does Hart Island slip in and out of public knowledge for New Yorkers in a cycle of remembering and forgetting – and why is its rediscovery shocking? Perhaps the pandemic, understood as a spectacular event, reveals what has been there, though unrecognised, all along.

Human Remains and Violence: An Interdisciplinary Journal
British policies, practices and representations of naval coercion

The suppression of the Atlantic slave trade has puzzled nineteenth-century contemporaries and historians. The British Empire turned naval power and moral outrage against a branch of commerce it had done so much to promote. This book deals with the British Royal Navy's suppression of the Atlantic slave trade. It traces the political debates which framed policies for the British state's waning but unbroken commitment to slave-trade suppression. If protectionists failed to stop free trade and anti-coercionists failed to withdraw the cruisers, then they did both succeed in reshaping domestic debates to support labour coercion. The book examines details of the work of the navy's West Africa Squadron which have been passed over in earlier narrative accounts. The liberty afforded to the individuals who entered as apprentices into Sierra Leone cannot be clearly distinguished from the bonded labour awaiting them had their enslavers completed the voyage to the Americas. The experiences of sailors and Africans ashore and on ship often stand in contrast to contemporaneous representations of naval suppression. Comparison of the health of African and European sailors serving on the West Africa Station provides insight into the degree to which naval medicine was racialised. The book discusses the anti-slave trade squadron's wider, cultural significance, and its role in the shaping of geographical knowledge of West Africa. It charts the ways in which slave-trade suppression in the Atlantic Ocean was represented in material culture, and the legacy of this commemoration for historical writing and public memory in the subsequent 200 years.

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Naomi Roux

next to him containing his possessions. 2 The return and the turning away of Themba Adams from his former home, and the erasure of his remembered neighbourhood in the name of public memory, poignantly reflect the tensions between the work of memory and the work of urban transformation. Marked by the concrete plinth on which it is raised and the detailed signage explaining its historical significance, the red iron house is recast as a symbolic remnant of what once stood here. In this process, it has ceased to function as a house or a home. When he returned with his

in Remaking the urban
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The articulated skeleton
Naomi Roux

signed by many others, elude legibility … The networks of moving, intersecting writings compose a manifold story that has neither author nor spectator, shaped out of fragments of trajectories and alterations of spaces. 5 The stories of loss, remembering, memory-making and place-making in this book all serve, in different ways, as reflections on the links between these multifaceted processes of making the city and the processes of producing public memory. They also begin to unpack some of the complications that arise in between state-sponsored, ‘official’ forms of

in Remaking the urban
Richard Huzzey
John McAleer

decontextualised that it is capable of multiple and conflicted interpretations (the Gannet desk tidy). This chapter seeks to chart the ways in which slave-trade suppression in the Atlantic Ocean was represented in material culture, and the legacy of this commemoration for historical writing and public memory in the subsequent 200 years. It attempts to show how a partial, limited and

in The suppression of the Atlantic slave trade
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Anna Green
Kathleen Troup

These perspectives also reflect the conclusion of Luisa Passerini some years earlier, that ‘the guiding principle should be that all autobiographical memory is true; it is up to the interpreter to discover in which sense, where, for which purpose’. 50 This means that every life history ‘inextricably intertwines both objective and subjective evidence – of different, but equal value’. 51 The following article by Alistair Thomson explores the links between private and public memory for one Anzac [Australia New Zealand Army Corps] soldier, Fred Farrall, a veteran of

in The houses of history
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Warfare, politics and religion after the Habsburg Empire in the Julian March, 1930s– 1970s
Gaetano Dato

66 3 Chained corpses: warfare, politics and religion after the Habsburg Empire in the Julian March, 1930s–​1970s Gaetano Dato In Trieste and the border region north of the Adriatic Sea, corpses played a very significant role in the construction of the public discourse about acts of violence in the era of the world wars. Human remains have been a concern for public memory, and for the ­collective entities connected to the local places of remembrance as well.1 Italians, Slovenians, Croatians, Habsburg officials, Communists, Nazis, Fascists and the Jewish

in Human remains in society
Abolition from ship to shore
Robert Burroughs

, of challenging ‘the unthinking assumption that cultures always flow into patterns congruent with the borders of essentially homogeneous nation states’. 33 The image of slave-trade suppression has changed not only in different spheres but also over time. Our final chapter considers how the nineteenth-century suppression of the slave trade has survived in British public memory, tracing early

in The suppression of the Atlantic slave trade
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La mala educación
Ana María Sánchez-Arce

(characters are shown to have different fates in alternative versions of the story, for example) and in relation to issues such as the film’s supposed autobiographical nature, use of history and public memory, and representation of visible yet censored LGBTQ+ identities. In 1980, filmmaker Enrique Goded is looking for ideas for a new film when an old school friend – Ignacio, whom he has not seen for years – turns up with a short story titled ‘La visita’ (The Visit), 1 partly based on their time together at a religious boarding school in the mid-1960s. Enrique does not

in The cinema of Pedro Almodóvar