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War and American Popular Culture A Historical Encyclopedia by M. Paul Holsinger

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Published by Greenwood Press .
Written in English


  • American history,
  • Anthropology,
  • Cultural studies,
  • Myths & mythology,
  • Reference works,
  • Warfare & Defence,
  • 20th century,
  • c 1700 to c 1800,
  • c 1800 to c 1900,
  • Military History (General),
  • History,
  • History - U.S.,
  • Sociology,
  • USA,
  • United States - General,
  • History / United States / General,
  • Popular Culture - General,
  • Encyclopedias,
  • History, Military,
  • Popular Culture,
  • United States,
  • War and society

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages496
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL10419738M
ISBN 100313299080
ISBN 109780313299087

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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. War and American Popular Culture | Spanning more than 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. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: x, Seiten: Contents: Preface Colonial American Wars, The American Revolution The War of Indian Wars East of the Mississippi, The Texas Revolution and the War with Mexico, The Civil War Indian Wars West of Mississippi, The Spanish-American War and the Philippine . Written by experts in the fields of literature, film, and cultural studies, this book examines in detail how popular culture reflects concerns and anxieties about the September 11 attacks and the war those attacks generated, how it interrogates the individual and collective impacts that war has wrought, how it might challenge or critique.

Encyclopedia of contemporary American culture / Published: () St. James encyclopedia of popular culture Published: () Cold War culture: media and the arts, / by: Schwartz, Richard Alan, Published: (). In this Book. Dividing the nation for four years, the American Civil War resulted in , casualties and forever changed the country's destiny. The conflict continues to resonate in our collective memory, and U.S. economic, cultural, and social structures still suffer the aftershocks of the nation's largest and most devastating war. Nearly years later, portrayals of the war in books, songs, cinema, and . The Myth of the Eastern Front: The Nazi–Soviet War in American Popular Culture is a book by the American historians Ronald Smelser and Edward J. Davies of the University of Utah. It discusses perceptions of the Eastern Front of World War II in the United States in the context of historical revisionism. Each chapter comprises essays and documents that focus on a particular aspect of American popular culture. These essays and documents will prompt students to think about the centrality of popular culture in American life and its powerful.

War and Peace in American Popular Culture Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Military and Diplomatic History Author(s): Paul S. Boyer. Since European settlement began, America's wars and battles have resonated in the popular culture. “The culture wars that have convulsed America since the sixties are best understood as a form of class warfare, in which an enlightened elite (as it thinks of itself) seeks not so much to impose its values on the majority (a majority perceived as incorrigibly racist, sexist, provincial, and xenophobic), much less to persuade the majority by means of rational public debate, as to create. The War in American Culture explores the role of World War II in the transformation of American social, cultural, and political life. World War II posed a crisis for American culture: to defeat the enemy, Americans had to unite across the class, racial and ethnic boundaries that had long divided them. Exploring government censorship of war photography, the revision of immigration laws. Presenting a collection of analyses by an international body of scholars that examines America's recent history, this book focuses on popular culture as a profound discursive site of anxiety and.