The Civil War in Popular Culture: A Reusable Past Jim Cullen

ISBN: 9781560986874

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The Civil War in Popular Culture: A Reusable Past  by  Jim Cullen

The Civil War in Popular Culture: A Reusable Past by Jim Cullen
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To most Americans today, the Civil War is known through popular culture, not through the professional historical literature. In this book Jim Cullen examines popular renderings of the war from books & films to songs & drama showing how theyMoreTo most Americans today, the Civil War is known through popular culture, not through the professional historical literature. In this book Jim Cullen examines popular renderings of the war — from books & films to songs & drama — showing how they have come to represent various truths about the war to certain groups, precisely because they resonate with contemporary points of division & struggle.

Cullen takes specific examples from twentieth-century popular culture, such as books, films, rock n roll, & historical reenactors. For each, the recollection of the Civil War serves & is shaped by current concerns.



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