Hollywood's America: Twentieth-Century America Through Film

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9781405190039: Hollywood's America: Twentieth-Century America Through Film

Fully revised, updated, and extended, this compilation of interpretive essays and primary documents teaches students to read films as cultural artifacts within the contexts of actual past events.

  • A new edition of this classic textbook, which ties movies into the broader narrative of US and film history
  • Ten new articles which consider recently released films, as well as issues of gender and ethnicity
  • Well-organized within a chronological framework with thematic treatments to provide a valuable resource for students of the history of American film
  • Fourth edition includes completely new images throughout

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Now fully revised and extended, the fourth edition of Hollywood’s America uses classic films to guide students through key themes and topics in twentieth-century American cultural, political, economic, and social history. The book provides students with the tools needed to read and interpret visual texts, including an introduction that traces the history of American film, a series of interpretive essays, primary sources that illuminate film history, and an extensive bibliography.

New to this edition are ten articles which cover recently released films, enhanced consideration of issues of gender and ethnicity, and a completely updated set of images. From Charlie Chaplin’s silent films to Gone with the Wind to Saving Private Ryan, Hollywood’s America provides a comprehensive look at American history through film, and is a valuable resource for students and teachers of the subject alike.

About the Author:

Steven Mintz is Director of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Teaching Center at Columbia University. He is the author and editor of thirteen books, including Huck’s Raft: A History of American Childhood (2004), which received the Association of American Publishers R. R. Hawkins Award for the Outstanding Scholarly Book of 2004, and the Organization of American Historians 2004 Merle Curti Award for the best book in social history. He is the editor of African American Voices (4th edition, Wiley-Blackwell, 2009), Mexican American Voices (2nd edition, Wiley-Blackwell, 2009), and Native American Voices (2nd edition, Wiley-Blackwell, 2000).

Randy W. Roberts is Distinguished Professor of History at Purdue University, and specializes in recent US history, US sports history, and the history of popular culture. He is the author of Where the Domino Fell: America and Vietnam (5th edition, with James S. Olson, Wiley-Blackwell, 2006), Charles A. Lindbergh: The Power and Peril of Celebrity 1927–1941 (with David Welky, Wiley-Blackwell, 2003), Jack Dempsey: The Manassa Mauler (2003), A Line in the Sand: The Alamo in Blood and Memory (with James S. Olson, 2001), “But They Can’t Beat Us”: Oscar Robertson and the Crispus Attucks Tigers (1999), My Lai: A Brief History with Documents (with James S. Olson, 1998), John Wayne American (with James S. Olson, 1996), and Winning is the Only Thing: Sports in America since 1945 (with James S. Olson, 1991).

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