Filmography Of American History / Edition 1

Filmography Of American History / Edition 1

by Grant Tracey
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0313313008

ISBN-13: 9780313313004

Pub. Date: 11/30/2001

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Containing over 200 films, this resource is ideal for students, teachers, and other viewers who are interested in using films to enhance their knowledge of American historical events and periods. Along with traditional historical categories, such as the two World Wars, the Civil War, and the Great Depression, the book emphasizes immigrant, multicultural, and

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Containing over 200 films, this resource is ideal for students, teachers, and other viewers who are interested in using films to enhance their knowledge of American historical events and periods. Along with traditional historical categories, such as the two World Wars, the Civil War, and the Great Depression, the book emphasizes immigrant, multicultural, and women-centered films to portray the fullness of the American experience. It also analyzes representations of people and events across different films for a variety of viewpoints, and considers how films reconfigure a past era through the issues of the day in which they were produced.

For ease of use, the book is organized into time periods. Each entry contains:

•the setting

•director

•cast

•credits

•the year of production

•distributor

Ratings are supplied to identify audience-appropriateness. The detailed narrative supplies a brief plot summary along with a thesis supported by strong examples from the film, such as excerpts of dialogue and factual details from history. The entries encourage readers to view the film through the lens of history and to consider it within the larger nexus of films listed in that particular chapter. Frequently, the historical focus considers both the time period depicted in the film and the time period in which it was made. The running times provide readers with a quick access to key scenes for further study. Each entry also concludes with sources for further reading, and indexes identify those films with multicultural and women's themes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313313004
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/30/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

America Before the Civil War

The Civil War, 1861-1865

The Way West, and America's Two Solitudes, 1840-1900

The Country versus the City: The Agrarian and Industrial Conflict, 1870-1940

Immigration and the Challenge to Anglo-Conformity, 1885-1961

World War One and Goodbye to All That, 1916-1933

The Great Depression, Documentary Expression, and Representing the Previously Unrepresented, 1929-1967

World War Two and the Individual Versus the Collective, 1933-1950s

Postwar Alienation and Despair, 1946-1962

Civil Rights and the Battle for Inclusion into the American Dream, 1949-Present

The Atomic Bomb, Cold War Paranoia, and the Expanding National Security State, 1946-Present

Vietnam and the Things We Carry, 1954-Present

The Counter Culture Rebellion and the Quest for Authenticity, 1961-Present

Watergate, Political Cynicism, and Hope, 1972-Present

Appendix: Multicultural Films

Appendix: Woman-centered Films

Title Index

General Index

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