War And American Popular Culture: A Historical Encyclopedia

Hardcover | January 1, 1999

EditorM. Paul Holsinger

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Spanning more than 400 years of America's past, this book brings together, for the first time, entries on the ways Americans have mythologized both the many wars the nation has fought and the men and women connected with those conflicts. Focusing on significant representations in popular culture, it provides information on fiction, drama, poems, songs, film and television, art, memorials, photographs, documentaries, and cartoons. From the colonial wars before 1775 to our 1997 peacekeeper role in Bosnia, the work briefly explores the historical background of each war period, enabling the reader to place the almost 500 entries into their proper context. The book includes particularly large sections dealing with the popular culture of the American Revolution, the Civil War, the Indian Wars West of the Mississippi, World War II, and Vietnam. It has been designed to be a useful reference tool for anyone interested in America's many wars, to provide answers, to teach, to inspire, and most of all, to be enjoyed.

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Spanning more than 400 years of America's past, this book brings together, for the first time, entries on the ways Americans have mythologized both the many wars the nation has fought and the men and women connected with those conflicts. Focusing on significant representations in popular culture, it provides information on fiction, dra...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:496 pages, 9.56 × 6.49 × 1.59 inPublished:January 1, 1999Publisher:GREENWOOD PRESS INC.

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ISBN - 10:0313299080

ISBN - 13:9780313299087

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?War and American Popular Culture is a practical reference tool that conveniently identifies and describes a broad range of resources that reflect how American culture has viewed and portrayed our history replete with wars. In addition to serving as a resource guide for instructors who seek popular culture material, the book could be simply read or browsed through by those interested in American history or some aspect of popular culture such as war movies or Civil War songs.??American Reference Books Annual