American History Goes to the Movies: Hollywood and the American Experience by W. Bryan Rommel RuizAmerican History Goes to the Movies: Hollywood and the American Experience by W. Bryan Rommel Ruiz

American History Goes to the Movies: Hollywood and the American Experience

byW. Bryan Rommel RuizEditorW. Bryan Rommel Ruiz

Paperback | February 12, 2010

Pricing and Purchase Info

$49.54 online 
$51.70 list price
Earn 248 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store

Quantity:

In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores

about

Whether they prefer blockbusters, historical dramas, or documentaries, people learn much of what they know about history from the movies. In American History Goes to the Movies, W. Bryan Rommel-Ruiz shows how popular representations of historic events shape the way audiences understand the history of the United States, including American representations of race and gender, and stories of immigration, especially the familiar narrative of the American Dream.

Using films from many different genres, American History Goes to the Movies draws together movies that depict the Civil War, the Wild West, the assassination of JFK, and the events of 9/11, from The Birth of a Nation and Gone with the Wind to The Exorcist and United 93, to show how viewers use movies to make sense of the past, addressing not only how we render history for popular enjoyment, but also how Hollywood¿s renderings of America influence the way Americans see themselves and how they make sense of the world.

W. Bryan Rommel-Ruiz is Associate Professor of History at The Colorado College in Colorado Springs.
Loading
Title:American History Goes to the Movies: Hollywood and the American ExperienceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.68 inPublished:February 12, 2010Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415802202

ISBN - 13:9780415802208

Look for similar items by category:

Reviews