Causes Won, Lost, and Forgotten: How Hollywood and Popular Art Shape What We Know about the Civil War / Edition 1

Causes Won, Lost, and Forgotten: How Hollywood and Popular Art Shape What We Know about the Civil War / Edition 1

by Gary W. Gallagher
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0807832065

ISBN-13: 9780807832066

Pub. Date: 04/07/2008

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press

More than 60,000 books have been published on the Civil War. Most Americans, though, get their ideas about the war—why it was fought, what was won, what was lost—not from books but from movies, television, and other popular media. In an engaging and accessible survey, Gary W. Gallagher guides readers through the stories told in recent film and art,

Overview

More than 60,000 books have been published on the Civil War. Most Americans, though, get their ideas about the war—why it was fought, what was won, what was lost—not from books but from movies, television, and other popular media. In an engaging and accessible survey, Gary W. Gallagher guides readers through the stories told in recent film and art, showing how these stories have both reflected and influenced the political, social, and racial currents of their times.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807832066
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
04/07/2008
Series:
Steven and Janice Brose Lectures in the Civil War Era Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction     1
A Contested Historical Landscape: The Civil War Generation Interprets the Conflict     15
Going But not Yet Gone: The Confederate War on Film     41
Emancipation and Reconciliation But not the Union: Hollywood and the North's Civil War     91
Brushes, Canvases, and the Lost Cause: The Ascendancy of Confederate Themes in Recent Civil War Art     135
Epilogue     209
Notes     213
Acknowledgments     259
Index     261

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