The Nation’s First Monument and the
Origins of the American Memorial Tradition
The commemorative tradition in early American art is given sustained consideration for the first time in Sally Webster's fascinating study of public monuments and the construction of an American patronymic tradition. Until now, no attempt has been made to create a coherent early history of the carved symbolic language of American liberty and independence.
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Sally Webster is Professor of American Art, Emerita at Lehman College and the Graduate Center, CUNY, and an authority on historic murals and monuments. Read more