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Civil War in Popular Culture: A Reusable Past
     

Civil War in Popular Culture: A Reusable Past

by Jim Cullen
 

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To most Americans today, the Civil War is known through popular culture, not through the professional historical literature. In this book Jim Cullen examines popular renderings of the war — from books & films to songs & drama — showing how they have come to represent various truths about the war to certain groups, precisely because they resonate with

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To most Americans today, the Civil War is known through popular culture, not through the professional historical literature. In this book Jim Cullen examines popular renderings of the war — from books & films to songs & drama — showing how they have come to represent various truths about the war to certain groups, precisely because they resonate with contemporary points of division & struggle. Cullen takes specific examples from twentieth-century popular culture, such as books, films, rock n roll, & historical reenactors. For each, the recollection of the Civil War serves & is shaped by current concerns.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781560986874
Publisher:
Smithsonian Institution Press
Publication date:
01/28/1995
Pages:
254
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.73(d)

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