The Civil War in popular culture : a reusable past /

In The Civil War in Popular Culture, Jim Cullen explores popular interpretations of the war during the twentieth century, in the process revealing much about the cultural legacy of that conflict.

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Main Author: Cullen, Jim, 1962- (Author)
Corporate Author: Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State University. Libraries)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published:Washington : Smithsonian Institution Press, ©1995.
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: History as Culture
  • Ch. 1. The Past Keeps Changing: The Civil War in Popular Culture and Academic History, 1830-1930
  • Ch. 2. "A Tree Is Best Measured When It's Down": Carl Sandburg, James Randall, and the Usable Pasts of Abraham Lincoln
  • Ch. 3. Screening the Book: The Civil War of Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the Wind
  • Ch. 4. Reconstructing Dixie: Confederate Mythology in Rock 'n' Roll
  • Ch. 5. A Few Good Men: Glory and the Search for a Just War
  • Ch. 6. Patriotic "Gore": Jonathan Clarke's Civil War
  • Conclusion: The Art of History.