Memory and Myth: The Civil War in Fiction and Film from Uncle Tom's Cabin to Cold Mountain

Memory and Myth: The Civil War in Fiction and Film from Uncle Tom's Cabin to Cold Mountain

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Overview

Memory and Myth is an interdisciplinary study of the Civil War and its enduring impact on American writers and filmmakers. Its twenty-five chapters are all concerned, in one way or another, with creative responses to the Civil War, and the ways in which artists have sought to make sense of the war and to convey their findings to succeeding generations of readers and filmgoers. The book also examines the role of movies and television in transmuting the historical memories of the Civil War into durable, ever-changing myths.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781557534408
Publisher: Purdue University Press
Publication date: 06/01/2007
Pages: 307
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author


David B. Sachsman holds the George R. West, Jr. Chair of Excellence in Communication and Public Affairs at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga. He is known for his research and scholarly activities in environmental communication and environmental risk reporting. S. Kittrell Rushing is the Frank McDonald Professor of Communication and the head of the Communication Department at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga. His current research interests include newspapers of the antebellum and Civil War eras. Roy Morris Jr. is the editor of Military Heritage magazine and the author of four well-received books on the Civil War and post-Civil War eras.

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