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Screening Violence (Paperback): Stephen Prince Screening Violence (Paperback)
Stephen Prince
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Graphic cinematic violence is a magnet for controversy. From passionate defenses to outraged protests, theories abound concerning this defining feature of modern film: Is it art or exploitation, dangerous or liberating?

Screening Violence provides an even-handed examination of the history, merits, and effects of cinematic "ultraviolence." Movie reviewers, cinematographers, film scholars, psychologists, and sociologists all contribute essays exploring topics such as:
-- the origins and innovations of film violence and attempts to regulate it
-- Hollywood's Production Code and the evolution of the ratings system
-- the explosion of screen violence following the 1967 releases of Bonnie and Clyde and The Dirty Dozen, and the lasting effects of these landmark films
-- the aesthetics of increasingly graphic screen violence
-- the implications of our growing desensitization to murder and mayhem, from The Wild Bunch to The Terminator

Bleach - Season 6 - Episodes 110-131 (English, Japanese, DVD, Boxed set): Johnny Yong Bosch, Stephanie Sheh, Michelle Ruff,... Bleach - Season 6 - Episodes 110-131 (English, Japanese, DVD, Boxed set)
Johnny Yong Bosch, Stephanie Sheh, Michelle Ruff, Masakazu Morita, Derek Stephen Prince, … 2
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All 22 episodes from the sixth series of the Japanese anime about a boy who battles ghosts. Ichigo Kurosaki (Johnny Yong Bosch) is a teenager whose life changes forever the day he and his two sisters are attacked by an evil spirit. The lives of the three are saved by the arrival of a Shinigami, a figure trusted with dispatching troubling ghosts to the heavens, but when the Shinigami is mortally wounded in the fight it has no option but to transfer its powers to Ichigo. With great power comes great responsibility and Ichigo immediately begins his training as a Shinigami and prepares to do battle with evil spirits. This set comprises episodes 110 - 131.

Digimon - Digital Monsters: Season 2 (DVD): Steve Blum, Mona Marshall, Tifanie Christun, Derek Stephen Prince Digimon - Digital Monsters: Season 2 (DVD)
Steve Blum, Mona Marshall, Tifanie Christun, Derek Stephen Prince; Directed by Hiroyuki Kakudou 1
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An Introduction to Film Genres (Paperback): Lester D. Friedman, David Desser, Sarah Kozlaff, Martha P. Nochimson, Stephen Prince An Introduction to Film Genres (Paperback)
Lester D. Friedman, David Desser, Sarah Kozlaff, Martha P. Nochimson, Stephen Prince
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An Introduction to Film Genres, written by leading film scholars specifically for undergraduates who are new to the study of film, provides an introduction that helps students see thirteen film genres in a new light---to help them identify the themes, iconography, and distinctive stylistic traits of each genre.

Digital Cinema (Paperback): Stephen Prince Digital Cinema (Paperback)
Stephen Prince
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Digital Cinema considers how new technologies have revolutionized the medium, while investigating the continuities that might remain from filmmaking's analog era. In the process, it raises provocative questions about the status of realism in a pixel-generated digital medium whose scenes often defy the laws of physics. It also considers what these changes might bode for the future of cinema. How will digital works be preserved and shared? And will the emergence of virtual reality finally consign cinema to obsolescence? Stephen Prince offers a clear, concise account of how digital cinema both extends longstanding traditions of filmmaking and challenges some fundamental assumptions about film. It is essential reading for anyone interested in understanding how movies are shot, produced, distributed, and consumed in the twenty-first century.

The Warrior's Camera - The Cinema of Akira Kurosawa - Revised and Expanded Edition (Paperback, Revised edition): Stephen... The Warrior's Camera - The Cinema of Akira Kurosawa - Revised and Expanded Edition (Paperback, Revised edition)
Stephen Prince
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The Japanese film director Akira Kurosawa, who died at the age of 88, has been internationally acclaimed as a giant of world cinema. "Rashomon," which won both the Venice Film Festival's grand prize and an Academy Award for best foreign-language film, helped ignite Western interest in the Japanese cinema. "Seven Samurai" and "Yojimbo" remain enormously popular both in Japan and abroad. In this newly revised and expanded edition of his study of Kurosawa's films, Stephen Prince provides two new chapters that examine Kurosawa's remaining films, placing him in the context of cinema history. Prince also discusses how Kurosawa furnished a template for some well-known Hollywood directors, including Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, and George Lucas.

Providing a new and comprehensive look at this master filmmaker, "The Warrior's Camera" probes the complex visual structure of Kurosawa's work. The book shows how Kurosawa attempted to symbolize on film a course of national development for post-war Japan, and it traces the ways that he tied his social visions to a dynamic system of visual and narrative forms. The author analyzes Kurosawa's entire career and places the films in context by drawing on the director's autobiography--a fascinating work that presents Kurosawa as a Kurosawa character and the story of his life as the kind of spiritual odyssey witnessed so often in his films. After examining the development of Kurosawa's visual style in his early work, "The Warrior's Camera "explains how he used this style in subsequent films to forge a politically committed model of filmmaking. It then demonstrates how the collapse of Kurosawa's efforts to participate as a filmmaker in the tasks of social reconstruction led to the very different cinematic style evident in his most recent films, works of pessimism that view the world as resistant to change.

A New Pot of Gold - Hollywood under the Electronic Rainbow, 1980-1989 (Paperback): Stephen Prince A New Pot of Gold - Hollywood under the Electronic Rainbow, 1980-1989 (Paperback)
Stephen Prince
R891 R636 Discovery Miles 6 360 Save R255 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Facing an economic crisis in the 1980s, the Hollywood industry moved boldly to control the ancillary markets of videotape, video disk, pay-cable and pay-per-view, and the major studios found themselves targeted for acquisition by global media and communications companies. This volume examines the decade's transformation that took Hollywood from the production of theatrical film to media software. Some of the films discussed in this volume include: "Platoon"; "Do the Right Thing"; "Blue Velvet"; "Diner"; "E.T."; "Batman"; and, "Body Heat".

Firestorm - American Film in the Age of Terrorism (Paperback): Stephen Prince Firestorm - American Film in the Age of Terrorism (Paperback)
Stephen Prince
R576 R447 Discovery Miles 4 470 Save R129 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

It was believed that September 11th would make certain kinds of films obsolete, such as action thrillers crackling with explosions or high-casualty blockbusters where the hero escapes unscathed. While the production of these films did ebb, the full impact of the attacks on Hollywood's creative output is still taking shape. Did 9/11 force filmmakers and screenwriters to find new methods of storytelling? What kinds of movies have been made in response to 9/11, and are they factual? Is it even possible to practice poetic license with such a devastating, broadly felt tragedy?

Stephen Prince is the first scholar to trace the effect of 9/11 on the making of American film. From documentaries like "Fahrenheit 9/11" (2004) to zombie flicks, and from fictional narratives such as "The Kingdom" (2007) to Mike Nichols's "Charlie Wilson's War" (2007), Prince evaluates the extent to which filmmakers have exploited, explained, understood, or interpreted the attacks and the Iraq War that followed, including incidents at Abu Ghraib. He begins with pre-9/11 depictions of terrorism, such as Alfred Hitchcock's "Sabotage" (1936), and follows with studio and independent films that directly respond to 9/11. He considers documentary portraits and conspiracy films, as well as serial television shows (most notably Fox's "24") and made-for-TV movies that re-present the attacks in a broader, more intimate way. Ultimately Prince finds that in these triumphs and failures an exciting new era of American filmmaking has taken shape.

Digimon - Digital Monsters: Season 1 (DVD): Steve Blum, Mona Marshall, Tifanie Christun, Derek Stephen Prince Digimon - Digital Monsters: Season 1 (DVD)
Steve Blum, Mona Marshall, Tifanie Christun, Derek Stephen Prince; Directed by Hiroyuki Kakudou 1
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Episodes 1-54 of the animated adventure series about a group of digital monsters. The episodes are: 'And So It Begins...', 'The Birth of Greymon', 'Garurumon', 'Biyomon Gets Firepower', 'Kabuterimon's Electro Shocker', 'Togemon in Toy Town', 'Ikkakumon's Harpoon Torpedo', 'Evil Shows His Face', 'Subzero Ice Punch!', 'A Clue from the Digi-Past', 'The Dancing Digimon', 'DigiBaby Boom', 'The Legend of the Digidestined', 'Departure for a New Continent', 'The Dark Network of Etemon', 'The Arrival of SkullGreymon', 'The Crest of Sincerity', 'The Piximon Cometh', 'The Prisoner of the Pyramid', 'The Earthquake of MetalGreymon', 'Home Away from Home', 'Forget About It!', 'WereGarurumon's Diner', 'No Questions, Please', 'Princess Karaoke', 'Sora's Crest of Love', 'The Gateway to Home', 'It's All in the Cards', 'Return to Highton View Terrace', 'Almost Home Free', 'The Eighth Digivice', 'Gatomon Comes Calling', 'Out On the Town', 'The Eighth Child Revealed', 'Flower Power', 'City Under Siege', 'Wixardmon's Gift', 'Prophecy', 'The Battle for Earth', 'Enter the Dark Masters', 'Sea-Sick and Tired', 'Under Pressure', 'Playing Games', 'Trash Day', 'The Ultimate Clash', 'Etemon's Comeback Tour', 'Ogremon's Honor', 'My Sister's Keeper', 'The Crest of Light', 'Joe's Battle', 'The Crest of Friendship', 'Piedmon's Last Jest', 'Now Apocalymon' and 'The Fate of Two Worlds'.

American Cinema Of The 1980S: Themes And Variations (Paperback): Stephen Prince American Cinema Of The 1980S: Themes And Variations (Paperback)
Stephen Prince
R675 Discovery Miles 6 750 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

During the 1980s, American cinema underwent enormous transformations. Blockbusters like "Raiders of the Lost Ark," "E.T.," and "The Empire Strikes Back" grabbed huge revenues for the studios. At the same time, the growth of home video led to new and creative opportunities for independent film production, resulting in many of the decade's best films. Both large- and small-scale filmmakers responded to the social, political, and cultural conditions of the time. The two-term presidency of Ronald Reagan spawned a new Cold War with the Soviet Union, which Hollywood film both embraced and critiqued. Also during this time, Hollywood launched a long-awaited cycle of films about the Vietnam War, exploring its impact both at home and abroad. But science fiction remained the era's most popular genre, ranging from upbeat fantasies to dark, dystopic visions.
Bringing together original essays by ten respected scholars in the field, "American Cinema of the 1980s" examines the films that marked the decade, including "Ordinary People," "Body Heat," " Blade Runner," "Zelig," " Platoon," "Top Gun," "Aliens," "Blue Velvet," "Robocop," " Fatal Attraction," "Die Hard," "Batman," and "sex, lies & videotape."

Addresses at the Unveiling of the Portrait of General Salem Towne (Paperback): Charleton Charleton Addresses at the Unveiling of the Portrait of General Salem Towne (Paperback)
Charleton Charleton; Created by Stephen Prince B 1827 [From Ol Twiss
R266 Discovery Miles 2 660 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Firestorm - American Film in the Age of Terrorism (Hardcover): Stephen Prince Firestorm - American Film in the Age of Terrorism (Hardcover)
Stephen Prince
R1,656 R1,225 Discovery Miles 12 250 Save R431 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

It was believed that September 11th would make certain kinds of films obsolete, such as action thrillers crackling with explosions or high-casualty blockbusters where the hero escapes unscathed. While the production of these films did ebb, the full impact of the attacks on Hollywood's creative output is still taking shape. Did 9/11 force filmmakers and screenwriters to find new methods of storytelling? What kinds of movies have been made in response to 9/11, and are they factual? Is it even possible to practice poetic license with such a devastating, broadly felt tragedy?

Stephen Prince is the first scholar to trace the effect of 9/11 on the making of American film. From documentaries like "Fahrenheit 9/11" (2004) to zombie flicks, and from fictional narratives such as "The Kingdom" (2007) to Mike Nichols's "Charlie Wilson's War" (2007), Prince evaluates the extent to which filmmakers have exploited, explained, understood, or interpreted the attacks and the Iraq War that followed, including incidents at Abu Ghraib. He begins with pre-9/11 depictions of terrorism, such as Alfred Hitchcock's "Sabotage" (1936), and follows with studio and independent films that directly respond to 9/11. He considers documentary portraits and conspiracy films, as well as serial television shows (most notably Fox's "24") and made-for-TV movies that re-present the attacks in a broader, more intimate way. Ultimately Prince finds that in these triumphs and failures an exciting new era of American filmmaking has taken shape.

Addresses at the Unveiling of the Portrait of General Salem Towne (Hardcover): Charleton (Mass Town), Stephen Prince B 1827... Addresses at the Unveiling of the Portrait of General Salem Towne (Hardcover)
Charleton (Mass Town), Stephen Prince B 1827 Twiss
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Addresses at the Unveiling of the Portrait of General Salem Towne (Paperback): Charleton (Mass Town), Stephen Prince B 1827... Addresses at the Unveiling of the Portrait of General Salem Towne (Paperback)
Charleton (Mass Town), Stephen Prince B 1827 Twiss
R266 Discovery Miles 2 660 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Addresses at the Unveiling of the Portrait of General Salem Towne (Hardcover): Charleton Charleton Addresses at the Unveiling of the Portrait of General Salem Towne (Hardcover)
Charleton Charleton; Created by Stephen Prince B 1827 [From Ol Twiss
R514 Discovery Miles 5 140 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Tough Ain't Enough - New Perspectives on the Films of Clint Eastwood (Paperback): Lester D. Friedman, David Desser Tough Ain't Enough - New Perspectives on the Films of Clint Eastwood (Paperback)
Lester D. Friedman, David Desser; Contributions by Lester D. Friedman, David Desser, Stephen Prince, …
R668 Discovery Miles 6 680 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Throughout his lengthy career as both an actor and a director, Clint Eastwood has appeared in virtually every major film genre and, at this point in his career, has emerged as one of America's most popular, recognizable, and respected filmmakers. He also remains a controversial figure in the political landscape, often characterized as the most prominent conservative voice in mostly liberal Hollywood. At Eastwood's late age, his critical success as actor and director, his combative willingness to confront serious cultural issues in his films, and his undeniable talent behind the camera all call for a new and comprehensive study that considers and contextualizes his multiple roles, both on and off screen. Tough Ain't Enough offers readers a series of original essays by prominent cinema scholars that explore the actor-director's extensive career. The result is a far-reaching and nuanced portrait of one of America's most prolific and thoughtful filmmakers.

Art Direction and Production Design (Paperback): Lucy Fischer Art Direction and Production Design (Paperback)
Lucy Fischer; Contributions by Lucy Fischer, Mark Shiel, Merrill Schleier, Charles Tashiro, …
R668 Discovery Miles 6 680 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

How is the look of a film achieved? In "Art Direction and Production Design," six outstanding scholars survey the careers of notable art directors, the influence of specific design styles, the key roles played by particular studios and films in shaping the field, the effect of technological changes on production design, and the shifts in industrial modes of organization.
The craft's purpose is to produce an overall pictorial "vision" for films, and in 1924 a group of designers formed the Cinemagundi Club--their skills encompassed set design, painting, decoration, construction, and budgeting. A few years later, in recognition of their contributions to filmmaking, the first Academy Awards for art direction were given, a clear indication of just how essential the oversight of production design had become to the so-called majors. The original essays presented in "Art Direction and Production Design" trace the trajectory from Thomas Edison's primitive studio, the Black Maria, to the growth of the Hollywood "studio system," to the influence of sound, to a discussion of the "auteur theory," and to contemporary Hollywood in which computer-generated imagery has become common. By 2000, the Society of Motion Picture Art Directors became the Art Directors Guild, emphasizing the significance of the contributions of art direction and production design to filmmaking.
"Art Direction and Production Design" is a volume in the Behind the Silver Screen series--other titles in the series include "Acting, Animation, Cinematography, Directing, Editing and Special/Visual Effects, Producers, Screenwriting," and "Sound."

Blood Lad: Season 1 (Japanese, English, Blu-ray disc): Xanthe Huynh, Erica Mendez, Matthew Mercer, Bryce Papenbrook, Kira... Blood Lad: Season 1 (Japanese, English, Blu-ray disc)
Xanthe Huynh, Erica Mendez, Matthew Mercer, Bryce Papenbrook, Kira Buckland, …
R536 Discovery Miles 5 360 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Complete collection of the Japanese anime series. The series revolves around a vampire from the demon world called Staz Charlie Blood (voice of Bryce Papenbrook) who, unlike his kin, refuses to attack human beings and spends most of his time playing video games and daydreaming about visiting humans. Things change dramtically for Staz when one day an ordinary girl called Fuyumi Yanagi (Xanthe Huynh), is accidentally transported to Staz's demon world through a mysterious portal. When Fuyimi is attacked by a demon, Staz tries to intervene but can ultimately not prevent her death. She is turned into a ghost and Staz vows to help the girl of his dreams restore her life, travelling across worlds in search of a solution.

Blood Lad Collection (Japanese, English, DVD): Caitlin Chang, Kyle Hebert, Matthew Mercer, Jamieson Price, Xanthe Huynh, Bryce... Blood Lad Collection (Japanese, English, DVD)
Caitlin Chang, Kyle Hebert, Matthew Mercer, Jamieson Price, Xanthe Huynh, … 1
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Complete collection of the Japanese anime series. The series revolves around a vampire from the demon world called Staz Charlie Blood (voice of Bryce Papenbrook) who, unlike his kin, refuses to attack human beings and spends most of his time playing video games and daydreaming about visiting humans. Things change dramtically for Staz when one day an ordinary girl called Fuyumi Yanagi (Xanthe Huynh), is accidentally transported to Staz's demon world through a mysterious portal. When Fuyimi is attacked by a demon, Staz tries to intervene but can ultimately not prevent her death. She is turned into a ghost and Staz vows to help the girl of his dreams restore her life, travelling across worlds in search of a solution.

Blood Lad Collection (Japanese, English, Blu-ray disc): Matthew Mercer, Caitlin Chang, Erica Mendez, Kyle Hebert, Kira... Blood Lad Collection (Japanese, English, Blu-ray disc)
Matthew Mercer, Caitlin Chang, Erica Mendez, Kyle Hebert, Kira Buckland, … 1
R748 Discovery Miles 7 480 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Complete collection of the Japanese anime series. The series revolves around a vampire from the demon world called Staz Charlie Blood (voice of Bryce Papenbrook) who, unlike his kin, refuses to attack human beings and spends most of his time playing video games and daydreaming about visiting humans. Things change dramtically for Staz when one day an ordinary girl called Fuyumi Yanagi (Xanthe Huynh), is accidentally transported to Staz's demon world through a mysterious portal. When Fuyimi is attacked by a demon, Staz tries to intervene but can ultimately not prevent her death. She is turned into a ghost and Staz vows to help the girl of his dreams restore her life, travelling across worlds in search of a solution.

Tough Ain't Enough - New Perspectives on the Films of Clint Eastwood (Hardcover): Lester D. Friedman, David Desser Tough Ain't Enough - New Perspectives on the Films of Clint Eastwood (Hardcover)
Lester D. Friedman, David Desser; Contributions by Stephen Prince, Jonathan Kirshner, Diane Carson, …
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Throughout his lengthy career as both an actor and a director, Clint Eastwood has appeared in virtually every major film genre and, at this point in his career, has emerged as one of America's most popular, recognizable, and respected filmmakers. He also remains a controversial figure in the political landscape, often characterized as the most prominent conservative voice in mostly liberal Hollywood. At Eastwood's late age, his critical success as actor and director, his combative willingness to confront serious cultural issues in his films, and his undeniable talent behind the camera all call for a new and comprehensive study that considers and contextualizes his multiple roles, both on and off screen. Tough Ain't Enough offers readers a series of original essays by prominent cinema scholars that explore the actor-director's extensive career. The result is a far-reaching and nuanced portrait of one of America's most prolific and thoughtful filmmakers.

Classical Film Violence - Designing and Regulating Brutality in Hollywood Cinema, 1930-1968 (Paperback): Stephen Prince Classical Film Violence - Designing and Regulating Brutality in Hollywood Cinema, 1930-1968 (Paperback)
Stephen Prince
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This work examines the interplay between the aesthetics and the censorship of violence in classic Hollywood films from 1930 to 1968, the era of the Production Code, when filmmakers were required to have their scripts approved before they could start production. Stephen Prince explains how Hollywood's filmmakers designed violence in response to the regulations of the Production Code Administration (PCA) and regional censors. Taking this one step further, he shows that graphic violence in contemporary films actually has its roots in these early films. He explains how Hollywood's filmakers were drawn to violent scenes and how they ""pushed the envelope"" of what they could depict by manipulating the PCA. Examining violent scene construction in key films of the period, Prince shows that many choices about camera positions, editing and blocking of the action and sound were functional responses by filmmakers to regulatory constraints, necessary for clearing release approval from the PCA and then in surviving scrutiny by the nation's state and municipal censor boards. Prince's study is a stylistic history of American screen violence that is grounded in industry documentation. Using PCA files, he traces the negotiations over violence carried out by filmmakers and PCA officials and then shows how these negotiations left their traces on picture and sound in the finished films. Almost everything revealed by this research is contrary to what most have believed about Hollywood and film violence. Chapters include ""Throwing the Extra Punch"" and ""Cruelty, Sadism and the Horror Film"".

Savage Cinema - Sam Peckinpah and the Rise of Ultraviolent Movies (Paperback, New): Stephen Prince Savage Cinema - Sam Peckinpah and the Rise of Ultraviolent Movies (Paperback, New)
Stephen Prince
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., ."an extraordinary work ...beautifully written ...Prince has recuperated Peckinpah's reputation as one of the most important artists of the postwar American cinema-perhaps the crucial link between late classical and postmodern Hollywood." -- David A. Cook, Director, Film Studies Program, Emory University, and author of History of Narrative Film

More than any other filmmaker, Sam Peckinpah opened the door for graphic violence in movies. In this book, Stephen Prince explains the rise of explicit violence in the American cinema, its social effects, and the relation of contemporary ultraviolence to the radical, humanistic filmmaking that Peckinpah practiced.

Prince demonstrates Peckinpah's complex approach to screen violence and shows him as a serious artist whose work was tied to the social and political upheavals of the 1960s. He explains how the director's commitment to showing the horror and pain of violence compelled him to use a complex style that aimed to control the viewer's response.

Prince offers an unprecedented portrait of Peckinpah the filmmaker. Drawing on primary research materials-- Peckinpah's unpublished correspondence, scripts, production memos, and editing notes-- he provides a wealth of new information about the making of the films and Peckinpah's critical shaping of their content and violent imagery. This material shows Peckinpah as a filmmaker of intelligence, a keen observer of American society, and a tragic artist disturbed by the images he created.

Prince's account establishes, for the first time, Peckinpah's place as a major filmmaker. This book is essential reading for those interested in Peckinpah, the problem of movie violence, andcontemporary American cinema.

Stories of the South - Race and the Reconstruction of Southern Identity, 1865-1915 (Paperback): K Stephen Prince Stories of the South - Race and the Reconstruction of Southern Identity, 1865-1915 (Paperback)
K Stephen Prince
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In the immediate aftermath of the Civil War, the character of the South, and even its persistence as a distinct region, was an open question. During Reconstruction, the North assumed significant power to redefine the South, imagining a region rebuilt and modeled on northern society. The white South actively resisted these efforts, battling the legal strictures of Reconstruction on the ground. Meanwhile, white southern storytellers worked to recast the South's image, romanticizing the Lost Cause and heralding the birth of a New South. In Stories of the South, K. Stephen Prince argues that this cultural production was as important as political competition and economic striving in turning the South and the nation away from the egalitarian promises of Reconstruction and toward Jim Crow. Examining novels, minstrel songs, travel brochures, illustrations, oratory, and other cultural artifacts produced in the half century following the Civil War, Prince demonstrates the centrality of popular culture to the reconstruction of southern identity, shedding new light on the complicity of the North in the retreat from the possibility of racial democracy.

Blocking of Zeebrugge - Operation Z-O 1918 (Paperback): Stephen Prince Blocking of Zeebrugge - Operation Z-O 1918 (Paperback)
Stephen Prince; Illustrated by Guiseppe Rava
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On the night of 22-23 April 1918 the Royal Navy carried out a raid on the German held ports of Zeebrugge and Ostend - Operation Z-O. Under the cover of clouds and smoke, over 70 ships and an assault force of 1,800 Royal Marines embarked on a daring mission which involved a vicious battle of incredible intensity. However, despite the gallant and courageous efforts of the attackers, 11 of whom were later awarded the Victoria Cross, the raid was only partly successful. Discover the successes and failures of this dramatic raid in this in-depth account, complete with specially commissioned battlescene artwork. The author reveals how despite failure, the raid demonstrated to Germany that Britain was still capable of offensive action, even as its armies were being forced back.

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