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Author Cottrell, Robert C., 1950-

Title Icons of American popular culture [electronic resource] : from P.T. Barnum to Jennifer Lopez / Robert C. Cottrell. [electronic resource]

Imprint Armonk, N.Y. : M.E. Sharpe, c2010 (Boston, Mass. : Credo Reference, 2013.)


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
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Description 1 online resource (15 entries) : 1 image, digital files.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Introduction -- A Chronology of Significant Events in the History of American Popular Culture -- One Democratic Showmen - James Gordon Bennett and P.T. Barnum -- Two Exponents of the Culture of Consumption - Marshall Field and Horatio Alger Jr. -- Three Stars of Vaudeville and Tin Pan Alley - Lillian Russell and Irving Berlin -- Four The Cinematic Artist and the Literary Lion D.W. Griffith and Ernest Hemingway -- Five The "New Woman" and the "New Negro" - Clara Bow and Bessie Smith -- Six Voices of Radical Culture - Margaret Bourke-White and Woody Guthrie -- Seven American Heroes - Hank Greenberg and Edward R. Murrow -- Eight American Rebels - Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley -- Nine American Icons in a Time of Unrest - John F. Kennedy and Muhammad Ali -- Ten American Dreamers - Michael Jordan and Jennifer Lopez.
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Summary This appealing book fills in another dimension by tracing the evolution of American popular culture over the past two centuries. In a lengthy chronology of landmark events, this title provides an intriguing window on the social, economic, and political history of our democracy from the antebellum period to the present.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Note Description based on title page of print version.
Subject Popular culture -- United States -- History.
Celebrities -- United States -- Biography.
Entertainers -- United States -- Biography.
National characteristics, American.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Credo Reference (Firm)
Other Form: Print version: 076562298X 9780765622983 (DLC) 2009010385 xxxiv, 243 p. : ill.
ISBN 9781782680512 (online)
9780765622983 (cloth : alk. paper)
076562298X (cloth : alk. paper)

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