By Melvyn Stokes

American historical past via Hollywood Film bargains a brand new viewpoint on significant matters in American heritage from the 1770s to the tip of the 20 th century and explores how they've been represented in movie. Melvyn Stokes examines how and why illustration has replaced over the years, the origins, underlying assumptions, creation, and reception of a tremendous cross-section of ancient motion pictures.

Chapters care for key occasions in American heritage together with the yankee Revolution, the Civil conflict and its legacy, the nice melancholy, and the anti-communism of the chilly struggle period. significant subject matters akin to ethnicity, slavery, local americans and Jewish immigrants are lined and a last bankruptcy seems on the method the Nineteen Sixties and 70s were handled through Hollywood. This publication is key interpreting for a person learning American background and the connection among heritage and film.

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