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Author Stokes, Melvyn, author.

Title American history through Hollywood film : from the Revolution to the 1960s / Melvyn Stokes.

Published London : Bloomsbury, 2013.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  791.4365873 STOK    AVAILABLE
Physical description vii, 299 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-281), filmographies, and index.
Contents The American Revolution -- Slavery -- Abraham Lincoln -- The Civil War -- The war's legacy : the lost cause and the Ku Klux Klan -- The good Indian : Dances with Wolves -- "The golden door" : Hester Street and The godfather part II -- The limits of Hollywood history : The grapes of wrath and the Great Depression -- HUAC and Hollywood : The way we were and Guilty by suspicion -- Remembering the 1960s : Mississippi burning and JFK.
Summary Offers a new perspective on major issues in American history from the 1770s to the end of the 20th century and explores how they have been represented in film.
Subject Historical films -- United States -- History and criticism.
United States -- In motion pictures.
ISBN 9781441174291 (hbk.)
144117429X (hbk.)
9781441175922 (pbk.)
144117592X (pbk.)