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The Resource Causes Won, Lost, and Forgotten : How Hollywood and Popular Art Shape What We Know about the Civil War

Causes Won, Lost, and Forgotten : How Hollywood and Popular Art Shape What We Know about the Civil War

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Causes Won, Lost, and Forgotten : How Hollywood and Popular Art Shape What We Know about the Civil War
Title
Causes Won, Lost, and Forgotten
Title remainder
How Hollywood and Popular Art Shape What We Know about the Civil War
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Describes how the depiction of the Civil War in motion pictures and works of art distorts the reality of the war, often emphasizing how the South fought for an admirable but hopeless cause and minimizing the Union effort to hold the republic together
  • More than 60,000 books have been published on the Civil War. Most Americans, though, get their ideas about the war--why it was fought, what was won, what was lost--not from books but from movies, television, and other popular media. Too often those portrayals overlook many of the very ideas that motivated the generation that fought the war. In an engaging and accessible survey, Civil War historian Gary Gallagher guides readers through the stories told in recent film and art, showing how they have both reflected and influenced the political, social, and racial currents of their times. The most influential perspective for the Civil War generations, says Gallagher, is almost entirely absent from the Civil War stories being told today. Gallagher argues that popular understandings of the war have been shaped by four traditions that arose in the nineteenth century and continue to the present: the Lost Cause, in which Confederates are seen as having waged an admirable struggle against hopeless odds; the Union Cause, which frames the war as an effort to maintain a viable republic in the face of secessionist actions; the Emancipation Cause, in which the war is viewed as a struggle to liberate 4 million slaves and eliminate a cancerous influence on American society; and the Reconciliation Cause, which represents attempts by northern and southern whites to extol "American" virtues and mute the role of African Americans
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EBLCP
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HeinOnline UNC Press Law Publications Library
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Gallagher, Gary W
Index
no index present
LC call number
E468.9
LC item number
.G355 2008 ONLINE
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
The Steven and Janice Brose Lectures in the Civil War Era
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  • American Civil War (1861-1865)
  • War films
  • Historical films
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Historical films
  • Historiography
  • War and motion pictures
  • War
  • War films
  • United States
Label
Causes Won, Lost, and Forgotten : How Hollywood and Popular Art Shape What We Know about the Civil War
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Epilogue; Notes; Acknowledgments; Index
  • 1 A
  • CONTESTED HISTORICAL LANDSCAPE : The Civil War Generation Interprets the Conflict;
  • 2
  • GOING BUT NOT YET GONE : The Confederate War on Film;
  • 3
  • EMANCIPATION AND RECONCILIATION BUT NOT THE UNION : Hollywood and the North's Civil War;
  • 4
  • BRUSHES, CANVASES, AND THE LOST CAUSE : The Ascendancy of Confederate Themes in Recent Civil War Art;
Control code
935259666
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (285 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781469603780
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)935259666
Label
Causes Won, Lost, and Forgotten : How Hollywood and Popular Art Shape What We Know about the Civil War
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Epilogue; Notes; Acknowledgments; Index
  • 1 A
  • CONTESTED HISTORICAL LANDSCAPE : The Civil War Generation Interprets the Conflict;
  • 2
  • GOING BUT NOT YET GONE : The Confederate War on Film;
  • 3
  • EMANCIPATION AND RECONCILIATION BUT NOT THE UNION : Hollywood and the North's Civil War;
  • 4
  • BRUSHES, CANVASES, AND THE LOST CAUSE : The Ascendancy of Confederate Themes in Recent Civil War Art;
Control code
935259666
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (285 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781469603780
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)935259666

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