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Apprenticed to the Word

Richard Lischer

in The Preacher King: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Word that Moved America

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195111323
eISBN:
9780199853298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195111323.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

King seldom spoke publicly about the Sustainers and Reformers who preceded him or the powerful mentors who shaped him as a preacher. He understood perhaps that American culture wants utter ... More


History

Peter Knight

in The Kennedy Assassination

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748624102
eISBN:
9780748671199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624102.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the popular histories, memoirs, and biographies written in the five or so years after the assassination, and then turns to the later revisionist attacks on those elegiac ... More


Literature

Peter Knight

in The Kennedy Assassination

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748624102
eISBN:
9780748671199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624102.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Postwar American novelists Don DeLillo, Norman Mailer, and James Ellroy have all been haunted by the Kennedy assassination and each has found in the event an emblematic story for the nation. This ... More


Politics

Ian Scott and Henry Thompson

in The cinema of Oliver Stone: Art, authorship and activism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719099168
eISBN:
9781526115010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099168.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter traces the evolution of Stone’s political consciousness and his articulation of America’s twentieth century outlook by revisiting JFK, the film that placed Stone centre-stage in this ... More


Firing the Presidential Cannons: The White House, 1963–1965

Sylvia Ellis

in Freedom's Pragmatist: Lyndon Johnson and Civil Rights

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813044569
eISBN:
9780813046174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044569.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses how and why civil rights was a priority for President Johnson during his first two years in the White House. Within days of becoming president, after the shocking assassination ... More


Modernism and the Narrative of Nation in JFK

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/9780816642915.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the film JFK in terms of the tension between the film’s formal innovations and its explicit aim to articulate a narrative of national cohesion. It argues that the film’s ... More


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