Super-history : comic book superheroes and American society, 1938 to the present /

"As a form of popular literature, superhero narratives have closely mirrored and molded social trends and changes, influencing and reflecting political, social, and cultural events. This study provides a decade by decade chronicle of American history from 1938 to 2010 through the lens of superh...

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Main Author: Johnson, Jeffrey K., 1972-
Format: Book Electronic
Published:Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., Publishers, 2012.
Online Access:Connect to eBook (Available to people from CARLI member institutions.)
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Table of Contents:
  • We need a hero: New Deal social avengers and vigilantes (1938-1940)
  • World War II and super-patriots (1941-1945)
  • The nuclear era (1945-1989)
  • The postwar 1940s and 1950s: supernormal (1946-1959)
  • Counterculture heroes (1960-1969)
  • The American malaise (1970-1979)
  • Super-conservatives and neo-cowboys (1980-1989)
  • Searching for a new direction (1990-1999)
  • Decade of fear (2000-2009).