Photographic Memories Private Pictures, Public Images, and American History

ISBN-10: 1584655933
ISBN-13: 9781584655930
Edition: 2007
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Description: Photographic Memories explores the ways photography has helped Americans and Europeans form and share a store of remembered images, thus giving them a sense of their shared past. This gracefully written narrative weaves together impressions,  More...

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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: University Press of New England
Publication date: 1/31/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682

Photographic Memories explores the ways photography has helped Americans and Europeans form and share a store of remembered images, thus giving them a sense of their shared past. This gracefully written narrative weaves together impressions, memories, and analysis, negotiating history in a thoroughly original way, and moving deftly from photographic memories of the American Civil War and the Cold War to the iconic images of September 11.

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Private Pictures
Arresting Moments: Revisiting My Photo Biography
Photography and Immigration
Public Images
The History of Photography and the Photography of History: The Afterlife of Photographs
Faces of War: Mathew Brady and Stephen Crane and the Verisimilitude of Photography
Cold War Photography: Putting the Best Face on It
An Eye Foreign Eye: Un-American Photography and the Cold War
Imaginary Americas in Europe's Public Space
Shock and Awe in New York City: 9/11 or 9-1-1? The Construction of Terrorism through Photographs
Notes
Index

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