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War, Music, and Constructions of the Nation Before the Civil  War 17:03 Period: Pre Civil War Thesis: An analysis of  The Hunters of Kentucky  demonstrates the process  through which the “nation” is imagined and constructed by cultural practices of  willfully misremembering the past.  American Studies Basics Literature + history = a better understand of both (1930s) Myth and Symbol School (1950s) Social History (1960s) o Included laborers, white working class o Expanded the field, but still limited Cultural History (1970s) o Interested in other areas – further expanded the field of American studies o Studied dance halls, pop music, domestic novels Ethnic Studies (1980s) o Moved the field across the continent, in all directions o Thought about latinos, native americans, Asian Americans, women, etc Whiteness Studies (1990s) Cultural Studies “Constructionism” (2000s)
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