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Author Savoy, Lauret E, author.

Title Trace : memory, history, race, and the American landscape / Lauret Edith Savoy.

Publication Info. Berkeley, California : Counterpoint Press, [2015]


1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Description 225 pages ; 22 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "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 ... 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."--Dust jacket flap.
Contents Prologue : Thoughts on a Frozen Pond -- The View from Point Sublime -- Provenance Notes -- Alien Land Ethic : the distance between -- Madeline Traces -- What's in a Name -- Properties of Desire -- Migrating in a Bordered Land -- Placing Washington, D.C., after the Inauguration -- Epilogue : at Crowsnest Pass.
Subject United States -- Description and travel.
Savoy, Lauret E. -- Travel -- United States.
United States -- History -- Philosophy.
Public history -- United States.
United States -- Race relations -- History.
Memory -- Social aspects -- United States.
Landscapes -- Social aspects -- United States.
United States -- Social conditions.
ISBN 9781619025738 hardcover
1619025736 hardcover

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