This timely collection provides a historical overview of violence in American popular culture from the Puritan era to the present and across a range of media.
â¢ Provides a narrative of the development of violence in American popular culture, illustrating both continuity and change
â¢ Combines an overview of each essay's subject matter with in-depth analysis of specific examples
â¢ Features discussion of well-known portrayers of violence, such as film and television, as well as lesser-known sourcesâfor example, murder ballads and Puritan sermonsâhelping readers place contemporary concerns and examples into a detailed historical context
â¢ Suggests directions for future research and other developments in the field
â¢ Includes a keyword index to enable readers to track continuities across the various essays
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