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New and Notable—National Museum of American History Library

Here are some of the newest additions to the National Museum of American History Library.

BattlefieldOn the battlefield of memory: the First World War and American remembrance, 1919-1941Steven Trout. University of Alabama Press, c2010.

Contents: Introduction : memory, history, and America's First World War — Custodians of memory : the American legion and interwar culture — Soldiers well-known and unknown : monuments to the American doughboy, 1920-1941 — Painters of memory : Harvey Dunn, Horace Pippin, and John Steuart Curry — Memory's end? : Quentin Roosevelt, World War II, and America's last doughboy.

Subject: World War, 1914-1918 — Social aspects — United States. Collective memory — United States. Memory — Social aspects — United States. World War, 1914-1918 — Influence. D524.7.U6 T78 2010


Julia Setting the table for Julia Child: gourmet dining in America, 1934-1961. David Strauss. Johns Hopkins UniversityPress, c2011.

Contents: Food fights in twentieth-century America : the good life versus the healthy life — Building a foundation for gourmet dining in America — Origins, rituals, and menus of gourmet dining societies, 1934-1961 — Selectivity and publicity in the gourmet dining movement — Beating theNazis with truffles and tripe : the early years of "Gourmet : the magazine of good living" — Gourmet's gastronomic tours : Samuel Chamberlain and his bouquets — From readers to cooks? : the impact of Gourmet/gourmet recipes — Julia and Simca : a Franco-American culinary alliance.

 Subject: Gourmet. Dinners and dining — United States — History — 20th century. Gourmets — United States — History — 20th century. Food habits — United States — History — 20th century. Food — Social aspects — United States — History — 20th century. Cooking, American — History — 20th century. United States — Social life and customs — 1918-1945. United States — Social life and customs — 1945-1970. GT2853.U5 S77 2011

Ballets Ballets Russes: the art of costume. Robert Bell with essays by Christine Dixon … [et al.]. National Gallery of Australia, 2010.

Contents: The Ballets russes costume legacy / Robert Bell — Wild dream: imagining the Ballets russes / Robert Bell – Spectacular histories: the Ballets russes, the past and the classical tradition / Helena Hammond — Modern art, modern ballet / Christine Dixon — Costumes for Les ballets russes de Serge Diaghilev 1909-29 / Robert Bell and Simeran Maxwell (synopses) — Costumes of Colonel de Basil's Ballets russes de Monte Carlo, 1931-40 / Robert Bell and Simeran (synopses) — People, patronage and promotion: the Ballets russes tours to Australia, 1936-40 / Michele Potter — Sights unseen: tags, stamps and stains / Debbie Ward — The designers / Simeran Maxwell — Ballets russes timeline / Robert Bell and Simeran Maxwell.

Subject: Ballets russes. Ballets russes du Col. W. de Basil. Ballet — Costume. GV1786.B3 B45 2010 NMAH COSTUME

Railroad American railroad labor and the genesis of the New Deal, 1919-1935. Jon R. Huibregtse; foreword by Richard Greenwald and Timothy Minchin. University Press of Florida, c2010.

Contents: Railroading prior to World War I — The Great War and its aftermath — Grassroots political organization — The road to political power, 1922-1924 — The Railroad Labor Act — Strengthening the Railroad Labor Act — Railroad retirement and social security — Railroad unions and labor banks.

Subject: Railroads — Employees — Labor unions — United States — History — 20th century. Railroads — United States — Employees — History — 20th century. Railroads — Employees — Legal status, laws, etc. — United States — History — 20th century. Working class — United States — History — 20th century. Working class — Political activity — United States — History — 20th century. New Deal, 1933-1939. United States — Economic conditions — 1918-1945. United States — Social conditions — 1918-1932. United States — Politics and government — 1919-1933. HD6515.R1 H85 2010

FolkFolk photography: the American real-photo postcard, 1905-1930. Luc Sante. Yeti, c2009.

Subject: Postcards — United States. United States — Social life and customs — 1918-1945 — Pictorial works. United States — Social life and customs — 1865-1918 — Pictorial works. United States — History — 1901-1953 — Pictorial works. United States — Pictorial works. E169 .S323 2009 NMAH PHOTOGRAPHY HISTORY


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