Thursday September 3rd, 2015, 6:53 am (EDT)

Jim Cullen

The Art of Democracy

The Art of Democracy

A Concise History of Popular Culture in the United States, Second Edition

Popular culture has been a powerful force in the United States, connecting disparate and even hostile constituencies. The novels of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, the theater and minstrel shows of the mid-nineteenth century, movies and the introduction of television and computers in the twentieth century are the building blocks that Jim Cullen uses to show how unique and vibrant cultural forms overcame initial resistance and enabled historically marginalized groups to gain access to the fruits of society and recognition from the mainstream.… | more |