Photographic Memories explores the ways photography has helped Americans and Europeans form and share a store of remembered images, thus giving them a sense of their shared past. This gracefully written narrative weaves together impressions, memories, and analysis, negotiating history in a thoroughly original way, and moving deftly from photographic memories of the American Civil War and the Cold War to the iconic images of September 11.
ROB KROES is Professor of American Studies, emeritus, at the University of Amsterdam. One of Europe's leading American Studies scholars, he is past president of the European Association for American Studies and is a founder and member of the board of the Netherlands American Studies Association. He is the author of Buffalo Bill in Bologna: The Americanization of the World, 1869-1922 (2005), a book he wrote with R. W. Rydell; Them and Us: Questions of Citizenship in a Globalizing World (2000); and If You've Seen One, You've Seen the Mall: Europeans and American Mass Culture (1996), among other books. He also is general editor of the European Contributions to American Studies book series.