The Visual Focus of American Media Culture in the Twentieth Century: The Modern Era, 1893-1945

The Visual Focus of American Media Culture in the Twentieth Century: The Modern Era, 1893-1945

by Wiley Lee Umphlett

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Overview

The Visual Focus of American Media Culture in the Twentieth Century: The Modern Era, 1893-1945 by Wiley Lee Umphlett

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611472653
Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press
Publication date: 03/01/2004
Pages: 330
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 Acknowledgments7
Prologue: The Rise of Media-Made Culture in America15
1.The 1890s--Setting the Stage for a Media-Made Culture19
2.1900-1913--Introducing the Mediated Vision to New Ways of Seeing68
3.1914-1929--Fantasizing the Promise of a Consumer Society115
4.1930-1945--Testing the Dream in the Great Depression and World War II189
Epilogue: Detecting the Signs of a Coming Postmodern Era279
Notes284
Bibliography300
Index311

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