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The Resource The Columbia companion to American history on film : how the movies have portrayed the American past, edited by Peter C. Rollins

The Columbia companion to American history on film : how the movies have portrayed the American past, edited by Peter C. Rollins

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The Columbia companion to American history on film : how the movies have portrayed the American past
Title
The Columbia companion to American history on film
Title remainder
how the movies have portrayed the American past
Statement of responsibility
edited by Peter C. Rollins
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 Columbia Companion to American History on Film, more than seventy scholars consider the gap between history and Hollywood. They examine how filmmakers have presented and interpreted the most important events, topics, eras, and figures in the American past, often comparing the film versions of events with the interpretations of the best historians who have explored the topic. Divided into eight broad categories: Eras; Wars and Other Major Events; Notable People; Groups; Institutions and Movements; Places; Themes and Topics; and Myths and Heroes. The volume features extensive cross-references, a filmography (of discussed and relevant films), notes, and a bibliography of selected historical works on each subject. The Columbia Companion to American History on Film is also an important resource for teachers, with extensive information for research or for course development appropriate for both high school and college students. Though each essay reflects the unique body of film and print works covering the subject at hand, every essay addresses several fundamental questions: What sources did the filmmaker use, and how did the film deviate (or remain true to) its sources? What are the key films on this topic? How have film interpretations of a particular historical topic changed, and what sorts of factors -technological, social, political, historiographical -have affected their evolution? Have filmmakers altered the historical record with a view to enhancing drama or to enhance the "truth" of their putative message?
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
791.43/658
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1995.9.U64
LC item number
C65 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Rollins, Peter C
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  • United States
  • United States
  • États-Unis au cinéma
  • États-Unis
  • Motion pictures
  • United States
  • Historische films
  • Beeldvorming
  • Film
  • Historischer Film
  • USA (Motiv)
  • USA
  • United States
  • United States
Label
The Columbia companion to American history on film : how the movies have portrayed the American past, edited by Peter C. Rollins
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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 -- Surburbia -- Texas and the Southwest -- The Trans-Applachian 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
Control code
ocm52258054
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xxi, 671 pages
Isbn
9780231112239
Lccn
2003053086
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780231112222
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o52258054
  • (OCoLC)52258054
Label
The Columbia companion to American history on film : how the movies have portrayed the American past, edited by Peter C. Rollins
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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 -- Surburbia -- Texas and the Southwest -- The Trans-Applachian 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
Control code
ocm52258054
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xxi, 671 pages
Isbn
9780231112239
Lccn
2003053086
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780231112222
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o52258054
  • (OCoLC)52258054

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