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Popular Media And The American Revolution

Author: Janice Hume
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136269428
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The American Revolution—an event that gave America its first real "story" as an independent nation, distinct from native and colonial origins—continues to live on in the public's memory, celebrated each year on July 4 with fireworks and other patriotic displays. But to identify as an American is to connect to a larger national narrative, one that begins in revolution. In Popular Media and the American Revolution, journalism historian Janice Hume examines the ways that generations of Americans have remembered and embraced the Revolution through magazines, newspapers, and digital media. Overall, Popular Media and the American Revolution demonstrates how the story and characters of the Revolution have been adjusted, adapted, and co-opted by popular media over the years, fostering a cultural identity whose founding narrative was sculpted, ultimately, in revolution. Examining press and popular media coverage of the war, wartime anniversaries, and the Founding Fathers (particularly, "uber-American hero" George Washington), Hume provides insights into the way that journalism can and has shaped a culture's evolving, collective memory of its past. Dr. Janice Hume is a professor and head of the Department of Journalism in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia. She is author of Obituaries in American Culture (University Press of Mississippi, 2000) and co-author of Journalism in a Culture of Grief (Routledge, 2008).

New Jersey Hessians

Author: Peter T. Lubrecht
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1625857284
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During the American Revolution, Great Britain hired thirty thousand German troops to fight rebellious colonists. Five thousand of those troops marched across New Jersey from Princeton and Trenton all the way to the northern tip of Sussex County. Though popular legend would cast them as cold and vicious mercenaries, many were prisoners of war with little choice. Stories of their exploits still circulate in New Jersey, from the headless Hessian of the Morristown Swamp to the mysterious Ramapo Mountain people. Join author Pete Lubrecht as he navigates the myth of Hessian troops in New Jersey to separate fiction from fact.

Extraordinary Ordinariness

Author: Simon Wendt
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 3593506173
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Table of Contents Introduction: Studying Everyday Heroism in Western Societies Simon Wendt 7 "Our Heroes of To-day": The Royal Humane Society and the Creation of Heroes in Victorian Britain Craig Barclay 25 Everyday Heroism for the Victorian Industrial Classes: The British Workman and The British Workwoman, 1855-1880 Christiane Hadamitzky and Barbara Korte 53 Everyday Heroism in Britain, 1850-1939 John Price 79 Volunteers and Professionals: Everyday Heroism and the Fire Service in Nineteenth-Century America Wolfgang Hochbruck 109 Narratives of Feminine Heroism: Gender Values and Memory in the American Press in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries Janice Hume 139 Heroic Ordinariness after Cavell and Capra: Hollywood Cinema and Everyday Heroism in the Interwar Period and World War II Matthias Grotkopp 167 Everyday Socialist Heroes and Hegemonic Masculinity in the German Democratic Republic, 1949-1989 Sylka Scholz 185 Everyday Heroes in Germany: Perspectives from Cultural Anthropology Silke Meyer 217 After Watergate and Vietnam: Politics, Community, and the Ordinary American Hero, 1975-2015 William Graebner 235 "It Must Have Been Cold There In My Shadow": Everyday Heroism in Superhero Narratives Michael Goodrum 249 After the Working-Class Hero: Popular Music and Everyday Heroism in the United States in the Twenty-First Century Martin Luthe 271 Notes on Contributors 291

The President S Kitchen Cabinet

Author: Adrian Miller
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469632543
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James Beard award–winning author Adrian Miller vividly tells the stories of the African Americans who worked in the presidential food service as chefs, personal cooks, butlers, stewards, and servers for every First Family since George and Martha Washington. Miller brings together the names and words of more than 150 black men and women who played remarkable roles in unforgettable events in the nation's history. Daisy McAfee Bonner, for example, FDR's cook at his Warm Springs retreat, described the president's final day on earth in 1945, when he was struck down just as his lunchtime cheese souffle emerged from the oven. Sorrowfully, but with a cook's pride, she recalled, "He never ate that souffle, but it never fell until the minute he died." A treasury of information about cooking techniques and equipment, the book includes twenty recipes for which black chefs were celebrated. From Samuel Fraunces's "onions done in the Brazilian way" for George Washington to Zephyr Wright's popovers, beloved by LBJ's family, Miller highlights African Americans' contributions to our shared American foodways. Surveying the labor of enslaved people during the antebellum period and the gradual opening of employment after Emancipation, Miller highlights how food-related work slowly became professionalized and the important part African Americans played in that process. His chronicle of the daily table in the White House proclaims a fascinating new American story.

The Merits Of Memory

Author: Hans-Jürgen Grabbe
Publisher: Universitaetsverlag Winter
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Papers presented at an international conference held in June 2005 in Wittenberg, Germany.

Austin City Limits

Author: Tracey E. W. Laird
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199394326
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Austin City Limits is the longest running musical showcase in the history of television, and it still captivates audiences forty years after its debut on the air. From Willie Nelson's legendary pilot show and his fourteen magical episodes running through the years to Season 35, to mythical performances of BB King and Stevie Ray Vaughn, to repeat appearances from Chet Atkins, Bonnie Raitt and Ray Charles, and recent shows with Mumford & Sons, Arcade Fire and The Decemberists, the show has defined popular roots music and indie rock. This is why country rocker Miranda Lambert -- relatively unknown when she taped a show almost a decade ago -- gushed to the studio audience, "Now I know I have arrived!" Austin City Limits: A History tells this remarkable story. With unprecedented access behind the scenes at the tapings of shows with Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, Mos Def, Wilco, and many more, author Tracey Laird tells the story of this landmark musical showcase whose history spans dramatic changes in the world of television, the expansion of digital media, and the ways in which we experience music. Beginning as a simple weekly broadcast, it is today a multifaceted "brand" in contemporary popular music, existing simultaneously as a program available for streaming, a presence on Twitter and other social media, a major music festival, and a state-of-the-art performance venue. Laird explores the ways in which the show's evolution has driven, and been driven by, both that of Austin as the "Live Music Capital of the World," and of U.S. public media as a major player in the dissemination and sponsorship of music and culture. Engagingly written and packed with anecdotes and insights from everyone from the show's producers and production staff to the musicians themselves, Austin City Limits: A History gives us the best seat in the house for this illuminating look at a singular presence in American popular music. Timed to publish with the airing of Austin City Limits 2014 -- the 40th anniversary celebratory broadcast featuring an all-star lineup of musicians including the Foo Fighters, Willie Nelson, Sheryl Crow, and others -- here is a book for all fans of this beloved music institution.

Sites Of Memory In American Literatures And Cultures

Author: Udo J. Hebel
Publisher: Universitaetsverlag Winter
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"This volume recollects the International American Studies Conference "Sites of memory in American literatures and cultures," which was held in Regensburg, Germany, May 11-14, 2000"--P. [vii].

Television Histories

Author: Gary Richard Edgerton
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 9780813171111
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From Ken Burns’s documentaries to historical dramas such as Roots, from A&E’s Biography series to CNN, television has become the primary source for historical information for tens of millions of Americans today. Why has television become such a respected authority? What falsehoods enter our collective memory as truths? How is one to know what is real and what is imagined—or ignored—by producers, directors, or writers? Gary Edgerton and Peter Rollins have collected a group of essays that answer these and many other questions. The contributors examine the full spectrum of historical genres, but also institutions such as the History Channel and production histories of such series as The Jack Benny Show, which ran for fifteen years. The authors explore the tensions between popular history and professional history, and the tendency of some academics to declare the past “off limits” to nonscholars. Several of them point to the tendency for television histories to embed current concerns and priorities within the past, as in such popular shows as Quantum Leap and Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman. The result is an insightful portrayal of the power television possesses to influence our culture.