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The Resource Icons of American popular culture : from P.T. Barnum to Jennifer Lopez, Robert C. Cottrell

Icons of American popular culture : from P.T. Barnum to Jennifer Lopez, Robert C. Cottrell

Label
Icons of American popular culture : from P.T. Barnum to Jennifer Lopez
Title
Icons of American popular culture
Title remainder
from P.T. Barnum to Jennifer Lopez
Statement of responsibility
Robert C. Cottrell
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The American story can be told in many ways and from many points of view. Accounts of military conflicts, political debates, economic developments, and the achievement of great national leaders are all staples of our history education. But we know that there are other faces we show to the world. The popular heroes and heroines, entertainers and teachers, role models and cultural entrepreneurs who have embodied the life of the nation and represented the American Dream offer another window on our social, economic, and political history. They are both the products and the shapers of an ever-changing American society. The stories of their individual lives and endeavors offer perspectives on our history precisely at the points of social change." "Icons of American Popular Culture traces this history in ten chapters, each revolving around the lives of two remarkable individuals who are in some way emblematic of their time, from the antebellum period to the present. Complementing the profiles is a Chronology of Significant Events in the History of American Popular Culture that provides context and adds interest to the volume."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cottrell, Robert C.
Dewey number
306.0973
Index
index present
LC call number
E169.1
LC item number
.C787 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Popular culture
  • Celebrities
  • Entertainers
  • National characteristics, American
Label
Icons of American popular culture : from P.T. Barnum to Jennifer Lopez, Robert C. Cottrell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Democratic showmen: James Gordon Bennett and P. T. Barnum -- Exponents of the culture of consumption: Marshall Field and Horatio Alger, Jr. -- Stars of vaudeville and Tin Pan Alley: Lillian Russell and Irving Berlin -- The cinematic artist and the literary lion: D. W. Griffith and Ernest Hemingway -- The "new woman" and the "new Negro": Clara Bow and Bessie Smith -- Voices of radical culture: Margaret Bourke-White and Woody Guthrie -- American heroes: Hank Greenberg and Edward R. Murrow -- American rebels: Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley -- American icons in a time of unrest: John F. Kennedy and Muhammad Ali -- American dreamers: Michael Jordan and Jennifer Lopez
Control code
ocn308158996
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxxiv, 243 p.
Isbn
9780765622983
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009010385
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1349351
  • (OCoLC)308158996
Label
Icons of American popular culture : from P.T. Barnum to Jennifer Lopez, Robert C. Cottrell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Democratic showmen: James Gordon Bennett and P. T. Barnum -- Exponents of the culture of consumption: Marshall Field and Horatio Alger, Jr. -- Stars of vaudeville and Tin Pan Alley: Lillian Russell and Irving Berlin -- The cinematic artist and the literary lion: D. W. Griffith and Ernest Hemingway -- The "new woman" and the "new Negro": Clara Bow and Bessie Smith -- Voices of radical culture: Margaret Bourke-White and Woody Guthrie -- American heroes: Hank Greenberg and Edward R. Murrow -- American rebels: Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley -- American icons in a time of unrest: John F. Kennedy and Muhammad Ali -- American dreamers: Michael Jordan and Jennifer Lopez
Control code
ocn308158996
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxxiv, 243 p.
Isbn
9780765622983
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009010385
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1349351
  • (OCoLC)308158996

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