Movies in American History An Encyclopedia 3 volumes

Movies in American History  An Encyclopedia  3 volumes

Reports of a high civilian death toll, environmental damage caused by oil spills and oil fires, and Hussein's continuing attacks on Kurds and Shiite Muslims dampened the celebration for some on the home front.

Author: Philip C. DiMare

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781598842975

Category: Social Science

Page: 1232

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This provocative three-volume encyclopedia is a valuable resource for readers seeking an understanding of how movies have both reflected and helped engender America's political, economic, and social history. • Provides 450 A–Z entries that comprehensively cover the historical significance of subjects, people, and films of the American cinema • Contains contributions from 150 distinguished interdisciplinary scholars offering their analysis on the role of movies in American history • Includes reference materials and suggestions for further reading with every entry
Categories: Social Science

Revolts Protests Demonstrations and Rebellions in American History An Encyclopedia 3 volumes

Revolts  Protests  Demonstrations  and Rebellions in American History  An Encyclopedia  3 volumes

An Encyclopedia Steven L. Danver. netted only 9,881. Consequent draft attempts did ... The Copperhead influence on the home front rose and fell throughout the war based on the fortunes on the battlefields and growing pressures at home.

Author: Steven L. Danver

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781598842227

Category: History

Page: 1138

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This three-volume work traces the history of revolts and rebellions from the colonial era to the 20th century. • 71 chronologically arranged entries detail the revolts and uprisings that have shaped the history of the United States, with 2–5 subentries that drill down into those histories • Each entry includes an overview essay, followed by entries on related people, groups, organizations, ideas, and places, along with select primary sources • Contributions come from a distinguished group of American historians from across the nation and across historical disciplines • One volume is comprised entirely of primary source documents • Illustrations and photographs show events discussed
Categories: History

Class in America An Encyclopedia 3 volumes

Class in America  An Encyclopedia  3 volumes

In some cases, keeping order on the home front was affected by class struggle. In the North, class inequality had been rising in the years prior to the war. While Northern industrialists wholeheartedly supported war as a means of ...

Author: Robert E. Weir

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313068355

Category: Social Science

Page: 1088

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In the United States, social class ranks with gender, race, and ethnicity in determining the values, activities, political behavior, and life chances of individuals. Most scholars agree on the importance of class, although they often disagree on what it is and how it impacts Americans. This A-Z encyclopedia, the first to focus on class in the United States, surveys the breadth of class strata throughout our history, for high school students to the general public. Class is illuminated in 525 essay entries on significant people, terms, theories, programs, institutions, eras, ethnic groups, places, and much more. This useful set is an authoritative, fascinating source for in-demand information on key aspects of our culture and society and helps researchers to narrow down a broad topic. Class is revealed from angles that often intersect: through history, with entries such as Founding Fathers, the Industrial Revolution, Westward Expansion; through economics, with entries such as Bubble, Robber Barons, Chicago School of Economics, Lottery, Wage Slaves, Economic Equal Opportunity Act, Stock Market, Inheritance Taxes, Wal-Mart, Welfare; through social indicators such as Conspicuous Consumption, the Hamptons, WASP, Homelessness, Social Climbing; through politics with entries such as Anarchism, Braceros, Heritage Foundation, Communist Party, Kennedy Family; and through culture through entries such as Country Music, The Great Gatsby, Television, and Studs Terkel. Class is also approached from ethnic, sexual, religious, educational, and regional angles. Special features include an introduction, timeline, suggested reading per entry, cross-references, reader's guide to topics, and thorough index. Sample entries: Immigration, Education, Labor Movement, Pink-Collar Workers, AFL-CIO, Strikes, Great Depression, Jacob Riis, Literature, the Rockefellers, Slavery, Music, Academia, Family, Suburbia, McMansions, Taxation, Segregation, Racism, Ivy League, Robber Barons, Philanthropists, Socialites, Religion, Welfare, the American Dream, Millionaires, Equal Opportunity, Founding Fathers, Wage Slaves, Industrial Revolution, Capitalism, Economics, Appalachia, Horse Racing, Gender, Communist Party, Country Clubs, Religion, American Indians, Conspicuous Consumption, Studs Terkel, Film, Class-Consciousness, Work Ethic, Media, Television, Puritans, Homelessness, Status Symbols, Assimilation/Melting Pot, Art, Westward Expansion, Poverty, The Great Gatsby, Stock Market, Working Poor, Gated Communities, the Hamptons, Social Climbing, Crime, Lottery, Elitism, WASP, American Dream, Noam Chomsky, Fortune Magazine
Categories: Social Science

The Encyclopedia of Twentieth Century Fiction

The Encyclopedia of Twentieth Century Fiction

The Slaves of Solitude is a remarkable novel of life on the home front, featuring middle-aged Enid Roach stranded in a boarding house in Thames Lockdon (modeled on Henley-on-Thames) because she has been bombed out of her London flat.


Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781405192446

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1536

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This Encyclopedia is an indispensible reference guide to twentieth-century fiction in the English-language. With nearly 500 contributors and over 1 million words, it is the most comprehensive and authoritative reference guide to twentieth-century fiction in the English language. Contains over 500 entries of 1000-3000 words written in lucid, jargon-free prose, by an international cast of leading scholars Arranged in 3 volumes covering British and Irish Fiction, American Fiction, and World Fiction, with each volume edited by a leading scholar in the field Entries cover major writers (such as Saul Bellow, Raymond Chandler, John Steinbeck, Virginia Woolf, A.S Byatt, Samual Beckett, D.H. Lawrence, Zadie Smith, Salman Rushdie, V.S. Naipaul, Nadine Gordimer, Alice Munro, Chinua Achebe, J.M. Coetzee, and Ngūgī Wa Thiong’o) and their key works Covers the genres and sub-genres of fiction in English across the twentieth century (including crime fiction, sci fi, chick lit, the noir novel, and the avante garde novel) as well as the major movements, debates, and rubrics within the field (censorship, globalization, modernist fiction, fiction and the film industry, and the fiction of migration, Diaspora, and exile)
Categories: Literary Criticism

Encyclopedia of African History 3 Volume Set

Encyclopedia of African History 3 Volume Set

Apart from the Nigerians who fought the war at the home front, there were 100,000 others who took part in direct combat and ac- quited themselves heroically, in Eritrea, Abyssinia (Ethiopia), Sudan, India, and, especially, Burma.

Author: Kevin Shillington

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135456702

Category: History

Page: 1912

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Covering the entire continent from Morocco, Libya, and Egypt in the north to the Cape of Good Hope in the south, and the surrounding islands from Cape Verde in the west to Madagascar, Mauritius, and Seychelles in the east, the Encyclopedia of African History is a new A-Z reference resource on the history of the entire African continent. With entries ranging from the earliest evolution of human beings in Africa to the beginning of the twenty-first century, this comprehensive three volume Encyclopedia is the first reference of this scale and scope. Also includes 99 maps.
Categories: History

Encyclopedia of Radio 3 Volume Set

Encyclopedia of Radio 3 Volume Set

Though it is hard to isolate radio's impact from other media, its role as a common focal point of American life undeniably helped foster a unity of purpose among those on the home front that may not otherwise have existed.

Author: Christopher H. Sterling

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135456498

Category: Reference

Page: 1696

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Produced in association with the Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago, the Encyclopedia of Radio includes more than 600 entries covering major countries and regions of the world as well as specific programs and people, networks and organizations, regulation and policies, audience research, and radio's technology. This encyclopedic work will be the first broadly conceived reference source on a medium that is now nearly eighty years old, with essays that provide essential information on the subject as well as comment on the significance of the particular person, organization, or topic being examined.
Categories: Reference

War and Religion An Encyclopedia of Faith and Conflict 3 volumes

War and Religion  An Encyclopedia of Faith and Conflict  3 volumes

Volume I: The First Crusade and the Foundation of the Kingdom of Jerusalem. ... and commanders of crusader groups, and of course on the home front, where the mass departure of crusaders led to a variety of significant social changes.

Author: Jeffrey M. Shaw Ph.D.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610695176

Category: Religion

Page: 1098

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This three-volume reference provides a complete guide for readers investigating the crucial interplay between war and religion from ancient times until today, enabling a deeper understanding of the role of religious wars across cultures. • Enables readers to explore the ongoing and important relationship between war and religion across history through coverage of the wars themselves; the important leaders, battles, and campaigns; and the treaties that resulted from these wars • Directs readers to further reading material and supplies a comprehensive bibliography that guides further inquiry into the topic of war and religion • Supplies primary source documents that include letters written by participants of the Crusades, proclamations and declarations from the Protestant Reformation, and UN documents related to war and religion
Categories: Religion

The Encyclopedia of British Literature 1660 1789 Set

The Encyclopedia of British Literature 1660   1789 Set

... Wilson 2003) has noted a mid-century preoccupation with foreign others within the nation's borders, not only those from the colonial territories, but also those on the home front who were not perceived as “true-born Englishmen.

Author: Gary Day

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444330205

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1528

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"Presents a comprehensive overview of all aspects of the poetry, drama, fiction, and literary and cultural criticism produced from the Restoration of the English monarchy to the onset of the French Revolution"--
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Encyclopedia of the Documentary Film 3 Volume Set

Encyclopedia of the Documentary Film 3 Volume Set

... and courage in and for the home front. It was very much a declaration of intent and a promise for the future. On its release in November 1939, and despite or perhaps because it was clearly put together in some haste but meant well, ...

Author: Ian Aitken

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135206277

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 1968

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The Encyclopedia of the Documentary Film is a fully international reference work on the history of the documentary film from the Lumière brothers' Workers Leaving the Lumière Factory (1885) to Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 911 (2004). This Encyclopedia provides a resource that critically analyzes that history in all its aspects. Not only does this Encyclopedia examine individual films and the careers of individual film makers, it also provides overview articles of national and regional documentary film history. It explains concepts and themes in the study of documentary film, the techniques used in making films, and the institutions that support their production, appreciation, and preservation.
Categories: Performing Arts

Encyclopedia of Twentieth Century Photography 3 Volume Set

Encyclopedia of Twentieth Century Photography  3 Volume Set

Art and Antiques (September 1993): 89. Hooks, bell. "Talking Art with Carrie Mae Weems." Art on My Mind: Visual Politics. New York: The New Press, 1995. Kimmelman, Michael. "Joys and Terrors on the Home Front.

Author: Lynne Warren

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135205430

Category: Photography

Page: 2042

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The Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Photography explores the vast international scope of twentieth-century photography and explains that history with a wide-ranging, interdisciplinary manner. This unique approach covers the aesthetic history of photography as an evolving art and documentary form, while also recognizing it as a developing technology and cultural force. This Encyclopedia presents the important developments, movements, photographers, photographic institutions, and theoretical aspects of the field along with information about equipment, techniques, and practical applications of photography. To bring this history alive for the reader, the set is illustrated in black and white throughout, and each volume contains a color plate section. A useful glossary of terms is also included.
Categories: Photography