This is a sociocultural history of the visually oriented mass media forms that beguiled American society from the 1890s to the end of World War II. It shows how revolutionary technological advances during these years were instrumental in helping create a unique culture of mediamade origins.
|Publisher:||Fairleigh Dickinson University Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
A native Virginian, the late Dr. Wiley Lee Umphlett resided in Florida from 1964 to his death in 2005. Holder of degrees from Rhodes College, Columbia University, and Florida State University, he taught on the public school, college, and university levels in Virginia and Florida. Until his retirement, he served as an administrator/professor at the University of West Florida for over twenty-five years.
Table of Contents
|Preface and Acknowledgments||7|
|Prologue: The Rise of Media-Made Culture in America||15|
|1.||The 1890s--Setting the Stage for a Media-Made Culture||19|
|2.||1900-1913--Introducing the Mediated Vision to New Ways of Seeing||68|
|3.||1914-1929--Fantasizing the Promise of a Consumer Society||115|
|4.||1930-1945--Testing the Dream in the Great Depression and World War II||189|
|Epilogue: Detecting the Signs of a Coming Postmodern Era||279|