Описание: A history of still camera work generated by the American silent motion picture industry that chronicles the evolution of silent film aesthetics, glamour, and publicity. Exploring the work of over sixty camera artists, it recovers the stories of the photographers who descended on early Hollywood and the stars who sat for them between 1908 and 1928.
Описание: This book traces the deployment of intermedial aesthetics in the works of early twentieth-century female performers. By destabilizing medial and genre boundaries, these women created compelling and meaningful performances that negotiated turn-of-the-century American social and cultural issues.
Описание: Between 1929 and 1945, two great travails were visited upon the American people: the Great Depression and World War II. Freedom from Fear tells the story of how Americans endured, and eventually prevailed, in the face of those unprecedented calamities.
Автор: Nye Joseph Название: Is the American Century Over? ISBN: 0745690068 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780745690063 Издательство: Wiley Рейтинг: Цена: 4180 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: "For more than a century, the United States has been the world s most powerful state. Now some analysts predict that China will soon take its place.
Описание: Race mixture has played a formative role in the history of the Americas, from the western expansion of the United States to the political consolidation ofLatin America. This text examines 19th-century authors in the United States and Spanish America who struggled to give voice to contemporary dilemmas about interracial sexual and cultural mixing.
Описание: A study of British and American policy towards the Franco question from 1945 to 1955. The book highlights attempts to straddle contradictions in the dual system of the United Nations and the older system of balance of power, and deals with intervention and non-intervention in distasteful regimes.
Описание: For much of the nineteenth century, the nervous system was a medical mystery, inspiring scientific studies and exciting great public interest. Because of this widespread fascination, the nerves came to explain the means by which mind and body related to each other. By the 1830s, the nervous system helped Americans express the consequences on the body, and for society, of major historical changes. Literary writers, including Nathaniel Hawthorne and Harriet Beecher Stowe, used the nerves as a metaphor to re-imagine the role of the self amidst political, social and religious tumults, including debates about slavery and the revivals of the Second Great Awakening. Representing the 'romance' of the nervous system and its cultural impact thoughtfully and, at times, critically, the fictional experiments of this century helped construct and explore a neurological vision of the body and mind. Murison explains the impact of neurological medicine on nineteenth-century literature and culture.
Описание: Presents the rivalries in over a hundred years of American sports history. This book examines ten of the greatest American sports rivalries of the past century, relating them to their broader historical context. It includes the rivalries between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees, Duke and North Carolina, and Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali.
Описание: A critique of Anglo-American relations in the 20th century in the light of recent research. It challenges existing interpretations and argues that the basis of the Anglo-American special relationship was laid by Roosevelt and Chamberlain.
Автор: Edited by R. Barton Palmer Название: Twentieth-Century American Fiction on Screen ISBN: 0521542308 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521542302 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 2602 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The essays in this collection analyse major film adaptations of twentieth-century American fiction, from F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Last Tycoon to Toni Morrison's Beloved. During the century, films based on American literature came to play a central role in the history of the American cinema. Combining cinematic and literary approaches, this volume explores the adaptation process from conception through production and reception. The contributors explore the ways political and historical contexts have shaped the transfer from book to screen, and the new perspectives that films bring to literary works. In particular, they examine how the twentieth-century literary modes of realism, modernism, and postmodernism have influenced the forms of modern cinema. Written in a lively and accessible style, the book includes production stills and full filmographies. Together with its companion volume on nineteenth-century fiction, the volume offers a comprehensive account of the rich tradition of American literature on screen.
Описание: This student-friendly handbook provides an engaging overview of American fiction over the twentieth century, with entries on the important historical contexts and central issues, as well as the major texts and writers.
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