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Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: The author identifies 436 American silent films released between 1909 and 1929 that engaged the issues of militant labor and revolutionary radicalism.First, an extended introduction and three analytical chapters investigate how the American motion picture industry portrayed the interrelationships between labor radicals, exploitative capitalists, socialist idealists and Bolsheviks during this critical twenty-year period in the history of the United States.Next is a comprehensive filmography of the 436 silent films organized into the three eras covered in the textual chapters: 1909-1917, 1918-1920, and 1921-1929. Each entry contains a detailed plot synopsis, citations to primary sources, coding indicating the presence or absence of 14 predominant discernible biases, and subject coding keyed to 64 related terms and concepts--such as agitators, Bolshevism, bombs, decadence, female radicals, militias, mobs, nihilism, political refugees, strikes and strikebreakers. These statistical data included in the filmography are presented in a series of charts and are fully integrated into the historical-critical text. Among the major biases noted are anti- and pro-capitalism, socialism, revolution, and labor. Total number and percentage statistics for the instances of these coded biases and traits are given per year, per era, and overall. Buchnummer des Verkäufers

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Inhaltsangabe: There were 435 American silent motion pictures released between 1909 and 1929 (both shorts and four-reel or longer features from 1909 to 1917) that engaged the issues of militant labour and revolutionary radicalism. The first part of this study contains an introduction and three chapters that examine how the American motion picture industry portrayed labour radicals, capitalists and Bolsheviks during this 20-year period. The second part of the book is a comprehensive filmography of the 435 silent films themselves, organized into three eras: 1909-1917; 1918-1920; and 1921-1929. Each filmographic entry contains a plot synopsis (with an emphasis on how the film reflected and helped shape public attitudes concerning these important social issues), citations to primary film sources, and coding indicating the presence or absence of 14 predominant discernible biases and 64 specific traits of radicalism. Among the major biases noted are anti- and pro-capitalism, socialism, fascism, revolution, and labour. Additional traits include agitators, American icons, anarchism, atrocities, Bolshevism, bombs, campus radicalism, decadence, militias, mobs, nihilism, pacifism, police, political escapees, and unorganized strikebreakers. Total number and percentage level statistics for the instances of these biases and traits are given per year, per era, and overall.

Über den Autor: Film historian and media propaganda specialist Michael Slade Shull is on the faculty of Frederick Community College and is also a lecturer on media and politics for the Washington Center. He is also the coauthor with David E. Wilt of Hollywood War Films, 1937-1945 (1996). He lives in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

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