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Holsinger, M. Paul, ed. War and American Popular Culture: A historical encyclopedia. Westport: Greenwood, 1999. 
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Resource type: Book
Language: en: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 0313299080
BibTeX citation key: Holsinger1999
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Categories: General
Keywords: Encyclopedia, Popular culture, USA, War
Creators: Holsinger
Publisher: Greenwood (Westport)
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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 the almost 500 entries into their proper context. The book includes particularly large sections dealing with the popular culture of the American Revolution, the Civil War, the Indian Wars West of the Mississippi, World War II, and Vietnam. It has been designed to be a useful reference tool for anyone interested in America’s many wars, to provide answers, to teach, to inspire, and most of all, to be enjoyed.

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Table of Contents

Preface (vii)
Acknowledgments (ix)

1. Colonial American Wars, 1565–1765 (1)
2. The American Revolution (12)
3. The War of 1812 (45)
4. Indian Wars East of the Mississippi, 1783–1845 (55)
5. The Texas Revolution and the War with Mexico, 1836–1848 (62)
6. The Civil War (74)
7. Indian Wars West of Mississippi, 1862–1890 (148)
8. The Spanish-American War and the Philippine Insurrection (178)
9. World War I and the 1920s (194)
10. World War II (223)
11. The Korean War (336)
12. The War in Vietnam (357)
13. The United States Military since 1975 (429)

Index (441)
About the Editors and Contributors (477)

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