Visualizing the Limits of Democracy in the Silence of the Cold War: The Photography of Life Magazine and the Unraveling of the American Century

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Barbato, C. A. and Davis. L.L. (Eds.), Democratic narrative, History, & Memory, Kent, OH: Kent State University Press

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This volume emanates from a commemorative act—the University’s tenth Symposium on Democracy, founded in 2000 as a living memorial to the four students who lost their lives and as an enduring dedication to scholarship that seeks to prevent violence and promote democratic values and civil discourse. The work in this collection pursues historical meaning that holds relevance both for a particular community and speaks indelibly to the entire human community.