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Making history matter, Robert Dawidoff

Label
Making history matter
Title
Making history matter
Statement of responsibility
Robert Dawidoff
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
As a scholar of intellectual and cultural history, Dawidoff takes the stance that historians ought to take an active role in our democratic culture, informing and participating in public discourse. He argues for a broad reach when it comes to cultural expression, resisting the polarization of formal intellectual history and folk or commercial popular culture. Divided into sections that deal with the patriarchs of American political and intellectual culture, expressive culture, and a historian's public voice, this book is a model of engaged and engaging writing--Ralph Waldo Emerson and Katharine Hepburn are treated with equal seriousness of purpose and analytic rigor. In the closing section, he traces key events in the continual struggle for gay and lesbian civil rights and takes on such unresolved issues as safer sex, needle exchange programs to control HIV transmission, and the public controversy around the portrayal of gay and lesbian television characters. --From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dawidoff, Robert
Dewey number
973
Index
no index present
LC call number
E175.9
LC item number
.D39 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Minorities
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Making history matter, Robert Dawidoff
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [233]-245)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
History--but -- pt. 1: The night of the living dead white men. The Jeffersonian option ; Franklin and Jefferson : before "the democratic fact" ; "Tails in the air" : Henry Adams and the American history of the European Middle Ages ; Willie's and Harry's excellent adventure ; Fish out of water : George Santayana ; In my father's house are many closets -- pt. 2: Listening to Sophie Tucker. Criticism and American cultural repair ; The kind of person you have to sound like to sing "Alexander's Ragtime Band" ; Some of those days ; Fred Astaire ; Katharine Hepburn : "the heiress of all the ages" ; From Ohio to the Big Rock Candy Mountain : Los Angeles as the terminus of American democratic culture -- pt. 3: Doing something about it. Stalking the blushing zebra -- The gay nineties : opinion pieces. Gay rights. One percent or ten percent-the law isn't counting ; Clinton speaks the haters' code word ; First, we demand recognition ; Gays and lesbians need a real movement ; The feds, civil rights, and Camp Sister Spirit ; Gays won't take Clinton's betrayal lightly -- Clio in the morning papers. Clio in office? ; Seeing the messiness of America's true history ; Lott's wife -- Politics of AIDS, safer sex, and needle exchange. How about a policy on AIDS? ; Needle exchange can save lives ; Clean needles and bloody hands ; Did the President use a condom? -- The intolerance wars. In real life, the funnies aren't ; Holiday lavender blue ; Gays saw between the lines of Ellen ; TV-H : hazardous to your hypocrisy ; Life, liberty, pursuit of happiness--gay or straight
Control code
41606217
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 245 pages
Isbn
9781566397544
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
99017037
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Making history matter, Robert Dawidoff
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [233]-245)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
History--but -- pt. 1: The night of the living dead white men. The Jeffersonian option ; Franklin and Jefferson : before "the democratic fact" ; "Tails in the air" : Henry Adams and the American history of the European Middle Ages ; Willie's and Harry's excellent adventure ; Fish out of water : George Santayana ; In my father's house are many closets -- pt. 2: Listening to Sophie Tucker. Criticism and American cultural repair ; The kind of person you have to sound like to sing "Alexander's Ragtime Band" ; Some of those days ; Fred Astaire ; Katharine Hepburn : "the heiress of all the ages" ; From Ohio to the Big Rock Candy Mountain : Los Angeles as the terminus of American democratic culture -- pt. 3: Doing something about it. Stalking the blushing zebra -- The gay nineties : opinion pieces. Gay rights. One percent or ten percent-the law isn't counting ; Clinton speaks the haters' code word ; First, we demand recognition ; Gays and lesbians need a real movement ; The feds, civil rights, and Camp Sister Spirit ; Gays won't take Clinton's betrayal lightly -- Clio in the morning papers. Clio in office? ; Seeing the messiness of America's true history ; Lott's wife -- Politics of AIDS, safer sex, and needle exchange. How about a policy on AIDS? ; Needle exchange can save lives ; Clean needles and bloody hands ; Did the President use a condom? -- The intolerance wars. In real life, the funnies aren't ; Holiday lavender blue ; Gays saw between the lines of Ellen ; TV-H : hazardous to your hypocrisy ; Life, liberty, pursuit of happiness--gay or straight
Control code
41606217
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 245 pages
Isbn
9781566397544
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
99017037
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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