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Unformatted text preview: Smiths Context-context: Post WW2, Cold War-Myths: Innocence, American Adam (the first human created), Frontier, Pastoral-During the Cold War, scholars in the field of American Studies had produced an image of US monocutlure in which gender, class, race, and ethnic differences were massively downplayed-Example: What do we do with other American revolutions before 1776? Italian and Jewish radical labor history of early 20th century? Class, gender, racial struggles? Challenges to Myth and Symbol-Ideology vs. Myth (who has a larger platform?)-Richard Slotkin (1973 onwards): Gunfire Nation: Regeneration through Violence centers on violence: history from below-Social Movements: Anti-war movements; Civil Rights, Feminism, Sexual Revolution-Feminist Studies, Ethnic Studies, Queer Studies, African American Studies, Latino Studies, Native American Studies, Asian American Studies...
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- Spring '11