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Los Angeles Documentary and the Production of Public History, 1958-1977

Joshua Glick

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520293700
eISBN:
9780520966918
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293700.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Los Angeles Documentary and the Production of Public History, 1958–1977 explores how documentarians working between the election of John F. Kennedy and the bicentennial created conflicting visions of ... More


History Comes Alive: Public History and Popular Culture in the 1970s

M. J. Rymsza-Pawlowska

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469633862
eISBN:
9781469633879
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469633862.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

During the 1976 Bicentennial celebration, millions of Americans engaged with the past in brand-new ways. They became absorbed by historical miniseries like Roots, visited museums with new exhibits ... More


Twenty-Five. The Potemkin Center

Steve Swayne

in Orpheus in Manhattan: William Schuman and the Shaping of America's Musical Life

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195388527
eISBN:
9780199894345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388527.003.0026
Subject:
Music, History, American, History, Western

One of Schuman's original dreams for Lincoln Center was a summer festival that would take advantage of the Center's air-conditioned halls. In 1967, Schuman's Lincoln Center Festival became a reality. ... More


Thirty. Round and Round and Round He Goes

Steve Swayne

in Orpheus in Manhattan: William Schuman and the Shaping of America's Musical Life

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195388527
eISBN:
9780199894345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388527.003.0031
Subject:
Music, History, American, History, Western

Schuman returned to the idea of a major bicentennial composition and received help from several well-connected businessmen he met during his Lincoln Center years. None of their efforts bore immediate ... More


Thirty-One. Bicentennial Fireworks

Steve Swayne

in Orpheus in Manhattan: William Schuman and the Shaping of America's Musical Life

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195388527
eISBN:
9780199894345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388527.003.0032
Subject:
Music, History, American, History, Western

The National Symphony Orchestra, with Antal Doráti as music director, approached Schuman for a bicentennial commission. Though the scope of the works were necessarily smaller than those Schuman ... More


Let’s Play Lewis & Clark!: Strange Visions of Nature and History at the Bicentennial

Mark Spence

in Lewis & Clark: Legacies, Memories, and New Perspectives

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520228399
eISBN:
9780520937147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228399.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter uses a combination of the present understandings of Lewis and Clark and the original purposes of the expedition to demonstrate that the bicentennial was celebrated as a chance for ... More


The Commemoration Revolution: Planning the Federal Bicentennial

M. J. Rymsza-Pawlowska

in History Comes Alive: Public History and Popular Culture in the 1970s

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469633862
eISBN:
9781469633879
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469633862.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Federal interests planned the Bicentennial of the American Revolution for ten years. In the late 60s and early 1970s, planners envisioned a new World’s Fair, to be held in Philadelphia. But as ... More


History Comes Alive: Activism, Identification, and the American Archive

M. J. Rymsza-Pawlowska

in History Comes Alive: Public History and Popular Culture in the 1970s

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469633862
eISBN:
9781469633879
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469633862.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Activists, like everyone else, were interested in history in the 1970s, using the past in the formation and reformation of individual and collective identity. But strategies different across groups: ... More


The Spirit of '76: The bicentennial and Cold War Revivalism

Natasha Zaretsky

in No Direction Home: The American Family and the Fear of National Decline, 1968-1980

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807830949
eISBN:
9781469604428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807867808_zaretsky.8
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the so-called producerist ethic by focusing on the Bicentennial of 1976 as an attempt to redress the intertwined anxieties about national decline and family decline that had ... More


The Spirit of ’76: Travis, Rocky, and Jimmy Carter

J. Hoberman

in When the Movies Mattered: The New Hollywood Revisited

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781501736094
eISBN:
9781501736117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501736094.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In this chapter the legendary New York film critic J Hoberman revisits the Bicentennial, 1976, a year characterized by a longing for rebirth and a search for new heroes, in Hollywood and in politics. ... More


Lapè Nan Vant: Hunger, Poverty, and Food Economies

Jana Evans Braziel

in Duvalier's Ghosts: Race, Diaspora, and U.S. Imperialism in Haitian Literatures

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034577
eISBN:
9780813038247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034577.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

There is a huge financial difference between the citizens of Haiti and the United States. This chapter thus points out that there is a need to be vigilant about the methods used by first world ... More


Memory, Music, and the Latin American Cold War: Frederic Rzewski’s 36 Variations on “The People United Will Never Be Defeated!”

Carol A. Hess

in Representing the Good Neighbor: Music, Difference, and the Pan American Dream

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199919994
eISBN:
9780199345618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199919994.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, History, American

This chapter tracks the further demise of Pan Americanism via nueva canción, a folkloric, often anti-U.S. genre popular in cold war Latin America. It also attracted the U.S. composer and Marxist ... More


The Science of Deep History: Old Accounts and Modern Science of New Madrid

Conevery Bolton Valencius

in The Lost History of the New Madrid Earthquakes

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226053899
eISBN:
9780226053929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226053929.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In 1912, United States Geological Survey researcher Myron L. Fuller published an account of the New Madrid earthquakes. This report languished until seismologist Otto Nuttli re-focused scientific ... More


Iconic Recipes and Kentucky Foodways: The Bicentennials and Beyond

John van Willigen

in Kentucky's Cookbook Heritage: Two Hundred Years of Southern Cuisine and Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813146898
eISBN:
9780813151458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813146898.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The nation’s bicentennial in 1976 seemed to stimulate the compilation of many cookbooks, as did Kentucky’s statehood bicentennial in 1992. In addition, many other state, school, county, and church ... More


Honest Abe: Sandburg’s Lincoln (1974–1976)

Brian J. Snee

in Lincoln before Lincoln: Early Cinematic Adaptations of the Life of America's Greatest President

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813167473
eISBN:
9780813167800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167473.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines Sandburg’s Lincoln (1974–1976), a TV miniseries that presents Lincoln as the always-ethical Honest Abe. The miniseries was broadcast in the years leading up to nation’s ... More


Standing a Little Taller: 1995–2005

J. B. Haws

in The Mormon Image in the American Mind: Fifty Years of Public Perception

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199897643
eISBN:
9780199369676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199897643.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

When Gordon B. Hinckley was announced as the LDS Church’s new president in 1995, he surprised journalists by opening the floor for a press conference. The gesture proved to be more than a one-time ... More


The NFL’s Role in American History (Somebody’s Gotta Be Kidding)

Jesse Berrett

in Pigskin Nation: How the NFL Remade American Politics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041709
eISBN:
9780252050374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041709.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter explores crucial contradictions that went unremarked in the NFL’s crusade to make itself a bulwark of Americanism. From its image as a ruggedly capitalist enterprise (even as its ... More


Introduction

Frank Cicero Jr.

in Creating the Land of Lincoln: The History and Constitutions of Illinois, 1778-1870

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041679
eISBN:
9780252050343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041679.003.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

The introduction outlines the history of Illinois, focusing on populations of southerners, immigrants, Indians, and enslaved blacks and their various effects on four constitutional conventions held ... More


Breaking the Seal: The Vicissitudes of Transtemporal Communication

Nick Yablon

in Remembrance of Things Present: The Invention of the Time Capsule

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226574134
eISBN:
9780226574271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226574271.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter reveals the fate of each of the time vessels discussed in the earlier chapters. Despite their architects’ fantasies of glorious reception ceremonies, time vessels encountered manifold ... More


The Time Capsule’s Futures

Nick Yablon

in Remembrance of Things Present: The Invention of the Time Capsule

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226574134
eISBN:
9780226574271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226574271.003.0009
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The epilogue traces the changing approaches and attitudes to time capsules in the decades since the sealing of Westinghouse’s in 1940. The deployment of time capsules with ever-greater timespans and ... More


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