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The Columbia companion to American history on film : how the movies have portrayed the American past

Author: Peter C Rollins
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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American history has always been an irresistible source of inspiration for filmmakers, and today, for good or ill, most Americans sense of the past likely comes more from Hollywood than from the works of historians. In important films such as The Birth of a Nation (1915), -Roots (1977), Apocalypse Now (1979), and -Saving Private Ryan (1998), how much is entertainment and how much is rooted in historical fact? In The  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Miscellanea
Trivia and miscellanea
History
Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter C Rollins
ISBN: 023111222X 9780231112222 0231112238 9780231112239
OCLC Number: 52258054
Notes: UNC Charlotte Libraries notes:
I. Eras -- The Puritan Era and the Puritan Mind 3 -- The 1890s 10 -- The 1920s 15 -- The 1930s 22 -- The 1960s 29 -- The 1970s 37 -- The 1980s 42 -- II. Wars and Other Major Events -- The American Revolution 49 -- The Civil War and Reconstruction 58 -- The Cold War 69 -- The Korean War 81 -- The Mexican-American War and the Spanish-American War 86 -- The Vietnam War 93 -- Westward Expansion and the Indian Wars 103 -- World War II Documentaries 116 -- World War II Feature Films 125 -- III. Notable People -- The Antebellum Frontier Hero 139 -- Christopher Columbus 148 -- The Founding Fathers 153 -- Indian Leaders 161 -- The Kennedys 169 -- Abraham Lincoln 175 -- Richard Nixon 180 -- Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt 184 -- Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig 191 -- Harry S. Truman 196 -- George Washington 198 -- IV. Groups -- African Americans After World War II 207 -- Arab Americans 218 -- Asian Americans 225 -- Catholic Americans 234 -- Children and Teenagers in the Twentieth Century 241 -- Irish Americans 249 -- Italian Americans 256 -- Jewish Americans 263 -- Mexican Americans 269 -- Native Americans 277 -- Radicals and Radicalism 288 -- Robber Barons, Media Moguls, and Power Elites 297 -- Women from the Colonial Era to 1900 303 -- Women in the Twentieth Century 310 -- V. Institutions and Movements -- Baseball 319 -- City and State Government 326 -- Civil Rights 331 -- Congress 344 -- The Family 352 -- Football 363 -- Journalism and the Media 374 -- The Labor Movement and the Working Class 383 -- Militias and Extremist Political Movements 392 -- The Political Machine 398 -- The Presidency After World War II 402 -- Private Schools 409 -- Public High Schools 413 -- VI. Places -- The Midwest 421 -- The "New" West and the New Western 430 -- New York City 437 -- The Sea 447 -- The Small Town 457 -- The South 462 -- Space 473 -- Suburbia 480 -- Texas and the Southwest 488 -- The Trans-Appalachian West 497 -- VII. Themes and Topics -- Crime and the Mafia 509 -- Drugs, Tobacco, and Alcohol 518 -- Elections and Party Politics 527 -- Feminism and Feminist Films 534 -- Railroads 541 -- Sexuality 545 -- Slavery 552 -- VIII. Myths and Heroes -- The American Adam 561 -- The American Fighting Man 567 -- Democracy and Equality 572 -- The Frontier and the West 578 -- Hollywood's Detective 583 -- The Machine in the Garden 590 -- Success and the Self-Made Man 596.
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Awards: Winner of Ray and Pat Browne Award for a reference work 2017
Description: xxi, 671 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Eras --
The Puritan era and the Puritan mind --
The 1890s-1980s --
pt. 2. Wars and other major events --
The American revolution --
The Civil War and Reconstruction --
The Cold War --
The Korean War --
The Mexican-American War and the Spanish-American War --
The Vietnam War --
Westward expansion and the Indian wars --
World War I --
World War II: documentaries --
World War II: feature films --
pt. 3. Notable people --
The antebellum frontier hero --
Christopher Columbus --
The founding fathers --
Indian leaders --
The Kennedys --
Abraham Lincoln --
Richard Nixon --
Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt --
Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig --
Harry S. Truman --
George Washington --
pt. 4. Groups --
African Americans after World War II --
Arab Americans --
Asian Americans --
Catholic Americans --
Children and teenagers in the twentieth century --
Irish Americans --
Italian Americans --
Jewish Americans --
Mexican Americans --
Native Americans --
Radicals and radicalism --
Robber barons, media moguls, and power elites --
Women from the Colonial era to 1900 --
Women in the twentieth century --
pt. 5. Institutions and movements --
Baseball --
City and state government --
Civil rights --
Congress --
The family --
Football --
Journalism and the media --
The labor movement and the working class --
Militias and extremist political movements --
The political machine --
The Presidency after World War II --
Private schools --
Public high schools --
pt. 6. Places --
The Midwest --
The "new" West and the new Western --
New York City --
The sea --
The small town --
The South --
Space --
Suburbia --
Texas and the Southwest --
The Trans-Appalachian West --
pt. 7. Themes and topics --
Crime and the Mafia --
Drugs, tobacco, and alcohol --
Elections and party politics --
Feminism and feminist films --
Railroads --
Sexuality --
Slavery --
pt. 8. Myths and heroes --
The American Adam --
The American fighting man --
Democracy and equality --
The frontier and the West --
Hollywood's detective --
The machine in the garden --
Success and the self-made man.
Responsibility: edited by Peter C. Rollins.
Local System Bib Number:
991009335989704091
.b20260660

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Examines how filmmakers have presented important events, topics, eras, and figures in the American past, often comparing the film versions of events with the interpretations of the historians. This  Read more...
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