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Writing history with lightning : cinematic representations of nineteenth-century America

Author: Matthew C Hulbert; John C Inscoe
Publisher: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, [2019]
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"As opposed to previous volumes focused on topics like slavery or the West, Writing History with Lightning edited by Matthew Christopher Hulbert and John C. Inscoe offers an expansive look at how films represent the history of nineteenth-century America and, in turn, how those depictions influence the ways in which mass audiences remember, envision, and reimagine the nation's past. Across twenty-six essays, a group  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Greenberg, Kenneth.
Writing History with Lightning : Cinematic Representations of Nineteenth-Century America.
Baton Rouge : LSU Press, ©2019
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew C Hulbert; John C Inscoe
ISBN: 9780807170892 0807170895
OCLC Number: 1080433135
Notes: 25. Adaptation and Autonomy on the Lower East Side: The Jews of Hester Street stephen j. whitfield
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; CONTENTS; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Reappraising a Century's Worth of Lightning matthew christopher hulbert; I. FRONTIERS, EMPIRE, AND THE EARLY NATION; 1 The Far Horizons The Lewis and Clark Saga as a Surfeit of Stereotypes donna j. barbie; 2. We Are Melville's Monsters: In the Heart of the Sea as Eco-Horror in the Age of Climate Change brian rouleau; 3. "Some Say He's Dead, Some Say He Never Will Be": Mountain Men and the Frontier-Hero Myth in Jeremiah Johnson and The Revenant jacob f. lee 4. Andrew Jackson and the Ladies: The Gorgeous Hussy and The President's Lady john f. marszalek5 Delineating Davy, Defining Ourselves The Alamo in 1960 and in 2004 james e. crisp; II. SLAVERY AND THE ANTEBELLUM SOUTH; 6. A Fugitive Slave in Southern Appalachia: The Journey of August King john c. inscoe; 7. Birth and Rebirth: Filming Nat Turner in the Age of Fake News kenneth s. greenberg; 8. History White-Washed: Reflections on Steven Spielberg's Amistad marcus rediker; 9. "I Survive": Individual, Community, and Slavery in Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave william l. andrews 10. "Now You Are Ready for Mandingo": Sex, Slavery, and Historical Realism diane miller sommerville11. Mint Julep Melodrama: Jezebel catherine clinton; III. SECTIONAL CRISIS AND CIVIL WAR; 12 From "Bleeding Kansas" to Harpers Ferry via Santa Fe Trail nicole etcheson; 13. Abraham Lincoln on Film michael burlingame; 14. Glory: "Heroism Writ Large, From People Whom History Had Made Small" john david smith; 15. "And Does It Matter, After All, Who Wins?": The Movie Gettysburg and Popular Perceptions of the Civil War lesley j. gordon 16. Martin Scorsese's Gangs of New York: Racial Ambiguity in New York City's Five Points graham russell gao hodges17. The Assassin's Accomplices: Guilt, Innocence, and Redemption in The Prisoner of Shark Island and The Conspirator jonathan d. sarris; IV. THE LOST CAUSE, RECONSTRUCTION, AND THE WEST; 18. Historical to a Fault: Gary Ross, Free State of Jones, and the (Eventual) Destruction of the Lost Cause joseph m. beilein jr; 19. Sommersby: Identity, Imposture, and (Re)construction in the Post-Civil War South tom lee 20. Knights of the Twenty Years' War: Race and American Exceptionalism in The Hateful Eight matthew e. stanley21. The Silver Lining of "Bad History" at the Movies: Reconstruction, Confederate Exiles, and The Undefeated matthew christopher hulbert; 22. Custer's Last Stands: Remaking a Frontier Legend in Hollywood Film kevin waite; V. LATE-CENTURY ECONOMICS AND IMMIGRATION; 23 Far and Away The Stereotype of the Irish Immigrant Story ryan w. keating; 24. Silver Screen, Bright Leaf: Hollywood's Cigarette Habit drew a. swanson
Other Titles: Cinematic representations of 19th century America
Responsibility: edited by Matthew Christopher Hulbert and John C. Inscoe.


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