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Author Rommel-Ruiz, W. Bryan

Title American history goes to the movies : Hollywood and the American experience / W. Bryan Rommel-Ruiz

Publ Info New York : Routledge, 2011
 PC  PN1995.9.U64 R66 2011    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  PN1995.9.U64 R66 2011    AVAILABLE
 Salve Main Collection  PN1995.9.U64 R66 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript viii, 296 pages ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [264]-289) and index
Contents Exorcising the demons within : gender, race, and the problem of evil in American history and cinema -- Redeeming the south, redeeming the nation : representations of Abraham Lincoln, the Civil War, and Reconstruction in American film, television, and historical scholarship -- Envisioning and re-visioning America : Hollywood westerns and engaging the American past -- Historicizing triumphs and trajedies in the American west : the Hollywood western as cultural text in recent American history -- Immigration, the American dream, and the problem of the Irish American experience -- The European American and Mexican American immigration experience : the problem of narrative in American social history -- Beyond Dallas : history, narrative, and the struggle for meaning in the Kennedy assassination -- "We are alive in hell" : finding historical meaning and significance in 9/11
LC subject United States -- In motion pictures
National characteristics, American, in motion pictures
Motion pictures -- United States -- History
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) -- History
ISBN 9780415802192 (hbk.)
0415802199 (hbk.)
9780415802208 (pbk.)
0415802202 (pbk.)
9780203833735 (ebk.)
0203833732 (ebk.)