The Reel Civil War: Mythmaking in American Film

The Reel Civil War: Mythmaking in American Film

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During the late nineteenth century, magazines, newspapers, novelists, and even historians presented a revised version of the Civil War that, intending to reconcile the former foes, downplayed the issues of slavery and racial injustice, and often promoted and reinforced the worst racial stereotypes. The Reel Civil War tells the history of how these misrepresentations of history made their way into movies.

More than 800 films have been made about the Civil War. Citing… (more)

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Publisher: Vintage (August 19, 2009)

Format: EPUB

File size: 5.7 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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