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Columbia Companion to American History on Film How the Movies Have Portrayed the American Past

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ISBN-10: 023111222X

ISBN-13: 9780231112222

Edition: 2004

Authors: Peter Rollins

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More than 70 scholars examine how filmmakers have presented and interpreted the most important events, topics, eras and figures in the American past, often comparing the film versions of events with the interpretations of the best historians who have explored the topic.
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List price: $135.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 3/24/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 696
Size: 0.70" wide x 1.02" long x 0.17" tall
Weight: 3.036
Language: English

Peter Rollins has been praised as possessing one of the most provocative and thoughtful theological voices of our day. An author, lecturer and storyteller, he is renowned for his dynamic and winsome speaking. He is also the founder of ikon, a faith group that has gained an international reputation for blending live music, visual imagery, soundscapes, theatre, ritual and reflection to create what they call 'transformance art'. Rollins received his higher education in Queen's University, Belfast, where he earned degrees (with distinction) in Scholastic Philosophy (BA Hons), Political Theory (MA), and Post-Structural Religious Philosophy (PhD). He is currently a research associate with the…    

The Puritan Era and the Puritan Mind
The 1890s
The 1920s
The 1930s
The 1960s
The 1970s
The 1980s
Wars and Other Major Events
The American Revolution
The Civil War and Reconstruction
The Cold War
The Korean War
The Mexican-American War and the Spanish-American War
The Vietnam War
Westward Expansion and the Indian Wars
Feature Films
Notable People
The Antebellum Frontier Hero
Christopher Columbus
The Founding Fathers
Indian Leaders
The Kennedys
Abraham Lincoln
Richard Nixon
Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt
Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig
Harry S. Truman
George Washington
African Americans After World War II
Arab Americans
Asian Americans
Catholic Americans
Children and Teenagers in the Twentieth Century
Irish Americans
Italian Americans
Jewish Americans
Mexican Americans
Native Americans
Radicals and Radicalism
Robber Barons, Media Moguls, and Power Elites
Women from the Colonial Era to 1900
Women in the Twentieth Century
Institutions and Movements
City and State Government
Civil Rights
The Family
Journalism and the Media
The Labor Movement and the Working Class
Militias and Extremist Political Movements
The Political Machine
The Presidency After World War II
Private Schools
Public High Schools
The Midwest
The "New" West and the New Western
New York City
The Sea
The Small Town
The South
Texas and the Southwest
The Trans-Appalachian West
Themes and Topics
Crime and the Mafia
Drugs, Tobacco, and Alcohol
Elections and Party Politics
Feminism and Feminist Films
Myths and Heroes
The American Adam
The American Fighting Man
Democracy and Equality
The Frontier and the West
Hollywood's Detective
The Machine in the Garden
Success and the Self-Made Man
List of Contributors