War and American Popular Culture: A Historical Encyclopedia

Synopsis

Spanning more than 400 years of America's past, this book brings together, for the first time, entries on the ways Americans have mythologized both the many wars the nation has fought and the men and women connected with those conflicts. Focusing on significant representations in popular culture, it provides information on fiction, drama, poems, songs, film and television, art, memorials, photographs, documentaries, and cartoons. From the colonial wars before 1775 to our 1997 peacekeeper role in Bosnia, the work briefly explores the historical background of each war period, enabling the reader to place each of the more than 500 entries into their proper context.

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • M. Paul Holsinger
  • Suzanne Broderick
  • Randal W. Allred
  • Colin L. Hopper
  • Philip L. Simpson
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1999