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Erasure of Public Memory: The Strange Case of Tom Paine in Washington, DC

  • Richard Robyn

Abstract

The nation’s capital has innumerable monuments and commemorative markers to a wide variety of important (and perhaps not so important) public figures. Artists, poets, scientists, politicians, statesmen, and diplomats, from the famous to the obscure, have been recognized with a statue or marker in a city that steeps itself in them. In fact, Washington, DC, might rank among the first cities of the world in commemorative statues and monuments.

Keywords

Common Sense American History Historical Figure American Revolution National Intelligencer 
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