Melvyn Stokes's American History through Hollywood Film: From the Revolution PDF

By Melvyn Stokes

ISBN-10: 144117429X

ISBN-13: 9781441174291

ISBN-10: 144117592X

ISBN-13: 9781441175922

American background via Hollywood Film bargains a brand new standpoint on significant matters in American historical past from the 1770s to the tip of the 20 th century and explores how they've been represented in movie. Melvyn Stokes examines how and why illustration has replaced through the years, taking a look at the origins, underlying assumptions, construction, and reception of a huge cross-section of old movies.

Chapters take care of key occasions in American historical past together with the yankee Revolution, the Civil conflict and its legacy, the good melancholy, and the anti-communism of the chilly battle period. significant subject matters similar to ethnicity, slavery, local american citizens and Jewish immigrants are lined and a last bankruptcy seems on the manner the Sixties and 70s were handled via Hollywood. This publication is vital examining for a person learning American heritage and the connection among historical past and film.

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