The Columbia Companion to American History on Film: How the Movies Have Portrayed the American Past

The Columbia Companion to American History on Film: How the Movies Have Portrayed the American Past

by Peter C. Rollins
     
 

ISBN-10: 023111222X

ISBN-13: 9780231112222

Pub. Date: 03/17/2004

Publisher: Columbia University Press

Working from the premise that visual media define history for many Americans, essays by scholars of film history, American studies, and communications explore how major eras, institutions, peoples, wars, leaders, social groups, and myths of our national culture have been portrayed on film. Many of the essays compare and contrast the interpretations of filmmakers with

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Working from the premise that visual media define history for many Americans, essays by scholars of film history, American studies, and communications explore how major eras, institutions, peoples, wars, leaders, social groups, and myths of our national culture have been portrayed on film. Many of the essays compare and contrast the interpretations of filmmakers with those of professional historians; they consider questions such as the impact of contemporary issues on the film under discussion, how the films deviate from their sources, and how the important films on a subject convey meaning and theme. A handsome and hefty volume illustrated with b&w stills. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231112222
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
03/17/2004
Pages:
696
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

IntroductionPart I. Eras The Puritan Era and the Puritan Mind, by Edward IngebretsonThe 1890s, by Joseph MillichapThe 1920s, by John TibbettsThe 1930s, by Carlton JacksonThe 1960s, by Chris LovettThe 1970s, by Zia HasanThe 1980s, by William J. PalmerPart II. Wars and Other Major Events The American Revolution, by Cotten SeilerThe Civil War and Reconstruction, by Alicia BrowneLawrence KreiserThe Cold War, by Phil LandonThe Korean War, by Phil LandonThe Mexican-American War and the Spanish-American War, by James YatesThe Vietnam War, by Peter C. RollinsWestward Expansion and the Indian Wars, by James SandosWorld War I, by Peter C. RollinsWorld War II: Documentaries, by Peter C. RollinsWorld War II: Feature Films, by Robert FynePart III. Notable People The Antebellum Frontier Hero, by Mike BirdwellChristopher Columbus, by Anthony ChaseThe Founding Fathers, by Cotten SeilerIndian Leaders, by Robert BairdThe Kennedys, by Harris J. ElderAbraham Lincoln, by Martin JacksonRichard Nixon, by Don WhaleyFranklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, by Michael ShullBabe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, by Douglass NoverrHarry S. Truman, by Martin JacksonGeorge Washington, by John D. ThomasPart IV. Groups African Americans After World War II, by Michael ShullArab Americans, by Jack G. ShaheenAsian Americans, by Terry HongCatholic Americans, by Peter HolloranChildren and Teenagers in the Twentieth Century, by Ron GreenIrish Americans, by Peter HolloranItalian Americans, by Stacey DonahueJewish Americans, by Solomon DavidoffMexican Americans, by Scott BaughNative Americans, by Jacqueline KilpatrickRadicals and Radicalism, by Michael ShullDavid WiltRobber Barons, Media Moguls, and Power Elites, by Michael ShullDavid WiltWomen from the Colonial Era to 1900, by Sarah PearsallWomen in the Twentieth Century, by June SochenPart V. Institutions and Movements Baseball, by Gregory McNameeCity and State Government, by Thomas HalperDouglas MuzzioJessica MuzzioCivil Rights, by Ray ArsenaultCongress, by Anthony ChaseThe Family, by Steve MintzFootball, by Dale HerbeckJournalism and the Media, by Robert BairdThe Labor Movement and the Working Class, by Michael ShullDavid WiltMilitias and Extremist Political Movements, by Michael J. RileyThe Political Machine, by James HanlanThe Presidency After World War II, by Peter C. RollinsPrivate Schools, by Ron BrileyPublic High Schools, by Ron BrileyPart VI. Places The Midwest, by John TibbettsThe "New" West and the New Western, by James HanlanNew York City, by Joe Dorinson George LankevichThe Sea, by Mary MalloyThe Small Town, by John TibbettsThe South, by Owen GilmanSpace, by Michael DenisonSusan OptSuburbia, by David WiltTexas and the Southwest, by Mark BusbyThe Trans-Appalachian West, by Mike BirdwellPart VII. Themes and Topics Crime and the Mafia, by Ron WilsonDrugs, Tobacco, and Alcohol, by Jennifer Tebbe-GrossmanElections and Party Politics, by Anthony ChaseFeminism and Feminist Films, by June SochenRailroads, by Joseph MillichapSexuality, by Bill BrigmanSlavery, by Robert B. ToplinPart VIII. Myths and Heroes The American Adam, by Charles MalandThe American Fighting Man, by Robert DoyleDemocracy and Equality, by Thomas DohertyThe Frontier and the West, by R. Phillip LoyHollywood's Detective, by David WiltThe Machine in the Garden, by John TibbettsSuccess and the Self-Made Man, by Hannu Salmi

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