Memory and myth : the Civil War in fiction and film from Uncle Tom's cabin to Cold mountain / edited by David B. Sachsman, S. Kittrell Rushing, Roy Morris, Jr.

Contributor(s): Sachsman, David B | Rushing, S. Kittrell | Morris, RoyMaterial type: TextTextPublisher: West Lafayette, Ind. : Purdue University Press, c2007Description: xiii, 307 p. ; 23 cmISBN: 9781557534392 (casebound : alk. paper); 155753439X (casebound : alk. paper); 9781557534408 (pbk. : alk. paper); 1557534403 (pbk. : alk. paper)Subject(s): United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Literature and the war | American fiction -- History and criticism | Historical fiction, American -- History and criticism | United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Motion pictures and the war | War films -- United States -- History and criticism | Historical films -- United States -- History and criticism | United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Influence | War and literature -- United States -- History | War in literatureAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Memory and myth.; Online version:: Memory and myth.DDC classification: 813/.08109 LOC classification: PS374.C53 | M46 2007Other classification: 18.06 | 24.32
Contents:
"This inherited misfortune": gender, race, and slavery in Uncle Tom's cabin and Gone with the wing / William E. Huntzicker -- Beyond Uncle Tom's cabin / Lloyd Chiasson -- The terror of Poe: slavery, the southern gentleman, and the status quo / Eve Dunbar -- John Brown: the many faces of a nineteenth-century martyr / Bernell E. Tripp -- The fugitive imagination: Robert Penn Warren's John Brown / Robert Blakeslee Gilpin -- The search for community and justice: Robert Penn Warren, race relations, and the Civil War / Edward J. Blum, Sarah Hardin Blum -- Between fiction and fact: Ben Wood, Fort Lafayette, and civil war America / Menahem Blondheim -- William Gilmore Simms: a literary casualty of the Civil War / Phebe Davidson, Debra Reddin van Tuyll -- Henry Adam's Civil War: despair and Democracy / W. Scott Poole -- "So many, many needless dead": the Civil War witness of Ambrose Bierce / Roy Morris -- Of saints and sinners: religion and the Civil War and reconstruction novel / Edward J. Blum -- On whose responsibility? the historical and literary underpinnings of The red badge of courage / Roy Morris -- A muckraker and Manassas: Upton Sinclair's Civil War fiction / Jessica A. Dorman -- Narrative art and modernist sensibility in the Civil War fiction of F. Scott Fitzgerald / Marcia Noe, Fendall Fulton -- "Let the story tellers invent it all": Col. John S. Mosby in popular literature / Paul Ashdown, Edward Caudill -- Tap roots and the free state of Jones / Nancy Dupont -- "Savage satori": fact and fiction in Charles Frazier's Cold mountain / Paul Ashdown -- "History with lightning": the legacy of D.W. Griffith's The birth of a nation / Phebe Davidson -- Hollywood themes and southern myths: an analysis of Gone with the wing / William E. Huntzicker -- Knights in blue and butternut: television's Civil War / Paul Ashdown -- History thrice removed: Joshua Chamberlain and Gettysburg / Crompton Burton -- "Ain't nobody clean": Glory! and the politics of black agency / W. Scott Poole -- Alex Haley's Roots: the fiction of fact / William E. Huntzicker -- A voice of the south: the transformation of Shelby Foote / David W. Bulla.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

"This inherited misfortune": gender, race, and slavery in Uncle Tom's cabin and Gone with the wing / William E. Huntzicker -- Beyond Uncle Tom's cabin / Lloyd Chiasson -- The terror of Poe: slavery, the southern gentleman, and the status quo / Eve Dunbar -- John Brown: the many faces of a nineteenth-century martyr / Bernell E. Tripp -- The fugitive imagination: Robert Penn Warren's John Brown / Robert Blakeslee Gilpin -- The search for community and justice: Robert Penn Warren, race relations, and the Civil War / Edward J. Blum, Sarah Hardin Blum -- Between fiction and fact: Ben Wood, Fort Lafayette, and civil war America / Menahem Blondheim -- William Gilmore Simms: a literary casualty of the Civil War / Phebe Davidson, Debra Reddin van Tuyll -- Henry Adam's Civil War: despair and Democracy / W. Scott Poole -- "So many, many needless dead": the Civil War witness of Ambrose Bierce / Roy Morris -- Of saints and sinners: religion and the Civil War and reconstruction novel / Edward J. Blum -- On whose responsibility? the historical and literary underpinnings of The red badge of courage / Roy Morris -- A muckraker and Manassas: Upton Sinclair's Civil War fiction / Jessica A. Dorman -- Narrative art and modernist sensibility in the Civil War fiction of F. Scott Fitzgerald / Marcia Noe, Fendall Fulton -- "Let the story tellers invent it all": Col. John S. Mosby in popular literature / Paul Ashdown, Edward Caudill -- Tap roots and the free state of Jones / Nancy Dupont -- "Savage satori": fact and fiction in Charles Frazier's Cold mountain / Paul Ashdown -- "History with lightning": the legacy of D.W. Griffith's The birth of a nation / Phebe Davidson -- Hollywood themes and southern myths: an analysis of Gone with the wing / William E. Huntzicker -- Knights in blue and butternut: television's Civil War / Paul Ashdown -- History thrice removed: Joshua Chamberlain and Gettysburg / Crompton Burton -- "Ain't nobody clean": Glory! and the politics of black agency / W. Scott Poole -- Alex Haley's Roots: the fiction of fact / William E. Huntzicker -- A voice of the south: the transformation of Shelby Foote / David W. Bulla.

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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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