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Homeland or Promised Land? The Ethnic Construction of Nation in Gangs of New York

Robert Burgoyne

in Film Nation: Hollywood Looks at U.S. History, Revised Edition

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816642915
eISBN:
9781452945842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816642915.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on the film Gangs of New York, with its ethnic antagonism highlighting a recurrent tension in the national story seldom considered a central part of its creation. The film ... More


The Early Origins of Ethnic Insularity and Racial Exclusion in the New York City Fire Department

David Goldberg

in Black Firefighters and the FDNY: The Struggle for Jobs, Justice, and Equity in New York City

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469633626
eISBN:
9781469633633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469633626.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses how the FDNY’s cultural of insularity evolved during the 19th Century as the department shifted from volunteerism and became professionalized. The chapter also chronicles how ... More


Film Nation: Hollywood Looks at U.S. History, Revised Edition

Robert Burgoyne

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816642915
eISBN:
9781452945842
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816642915.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Events of the past decade have dramatically rewritten the American national narrative, bringing to light an alternate history of nation, marked since the country’s origins by competing geopolitical ... More


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