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The Resource American history through Hollywood film : from the Revolution to the 1960s, Melvyn Stokes

American history through Hollywood film : from the Revolution to the 1960s, Melvyn Stokes

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American history through Hollywood film : from the Revolution to the 1960s
Title
American history through Hollywood film
Title remainder
from the Revolution to the 1960s
Statement of responsibility
Melvyn Stokes
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Offers a new perspective on major issues in American history from the 1770s to the end of the 20th century and explores how they have been represented in film
  • This title offers a new perspective on major issues in American history from the 1770s to the end of the 20th century and explores how they have been represented in film
  • American History through Hollywood Film offers a new perspective on major issues in American history from the 1770s to the end of the twentieth century and explores how they have been represented in film. Melvyn Stokes examines how and why representation has changed over time, looking at the origins, underlying assumptions, production, and reception of an important cross-section of historical films. Chapters deal with key events in American history including the American Revolution, the Civil War and its legacy, the Great Depression, and the anti-communism of the Cold War era. Major themes such as ethnicity, slavery, Native Americans and Jewish immigrants are covered and a final chapter looks at the way the 1960s and 70s have been dealt with by Hollywood. This book is essential reading for anyone studying American history and the relationship between history and film. --Amazon.com
Cataloging source
UKMGB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stokes, Melvyn
Dewey number
791.4365873
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1995.9.U64
LC item number
S76 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Historical films
  • United States
Label
American history through Hollywood film : from the Revolution to the 1960s, Melvyn Stokes
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-281) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The American Revolution -- Slavery -- Abraham Lincoln -- The Civil War -- The War's legacy: the lost cause and the Ku Klux Klan -- The good indian: Dances with Wolves -- "The Golden Door": Hester Street and The Godfater: part II -- The limits of hollywood history: The Grapes of Wrath and the Great Depression -- HUAC and Hollywood: The Way We Were and Guilty By Suspicion -- Remembering the 1960s: Mississippi Burning and JFK
Control code
859182569
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 299 pages
Isbn
9781441174291
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)859182569
Label
American history through Hollywood film : from the Revolution to the 1960s, Melvyn Stokes
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-281) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The American Revolution -- Slavery -- Abraham Lincoln -- The Civil War -- The War's legacy: the lost cause and the Ku Klux Klan -- The good indian: Dances with Wolves -- "The Golden Door": Hester Street and The Godfater: part II -- The limits of hollywood history: The Grapes of Wrath and the Great Depression -- HUAC and Hollywood: The Way We Were and Guilty By Suspicion -- Remembering the 1960s: Mississippi Burning and JFK
Control code
859182569
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 299 pages
Isbn
9781441174291
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)859182569

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