Making Villains, Making Heroes: Joseph R. McCarthy, Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Politics of American Memory

Making Villains, Making Heroes: Joseph R. McCarthy, Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Politics of American Memory

by Gary Daynes
     
 

First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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A study of the construction of history in contemporary American culture, focusing on the disparate figures of Sen. Joseph McCarthy and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The author evaluates their images in the popular imagination; investigates ways that journalists, scholars, and people in their home towns have commemorated their lives; and suggests that disputes about the past stem less from political biases than from conflicting styles of history<-->memorial, tributary, and scholarly. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815329923
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/01/1997
Series:
Studies in American Popular History and Culture
Pages:
284
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)

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