American History through Hollywood Film: From the Revolution by Melvyn Stokes

By Melvyn Stokes

American heritage via Hollywood Film deals a brand new viewpoint on significant concerns in American heritage from the 1770s to the tip of the 20th century and explores how they've been represented in movie. Melvyn Stokes examines how and why illustration has replaced over the years, taking a look at the origins, underlying assumptions, creation, and reception of a massive cross-section of ancient motion pictures.

Chapters care for key occasions in American background together with the yankee Revolution, the Civil battle and its legacy, the good melancholy, and the anti-communism of the chilly struggle period. significant issues resembling ethnicity, slavery, local american citizens and Jewish immigrants are lined and a last bankruptcy seems to be on the approach the Sixties and 70s were handled via Hollywood. This ebook is vital analyzing for a person learning American background and the connection among heritage and film.

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