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Cullen, Jim 1962-

Overview
Works: 25 works in 196 publications in 1 language and 9,769 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Film adaptations  Anecdotes  Biography‚Ä°vAnecdotes  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Sources  Encyclopedias  Church history 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Editor, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: E161, 973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jim Cullen
The American dream : a short history of an idea that shaped a nation by Jim Cullen( Book )

24 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 1,280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""The American Dream" is one of the most familiar and resonant phrases in our national lexicon, so familiar that we seldom pause to ask its origin, its history, or what it actually means." "In this short history, Jim Cullen explores the meaning of the American Dream, or rather the several American Dreams that have both reflected and shaped American identity from the Pilgrims to the present. Cullen begins by noting that the United States, unlike most other nations, defines itself not on the facts of blood, religion, language, geography, or shared history, but on a set of ideals expressed in the Declaration of Independence and consolidated in the Constitution. At the core of these ideals lies the ambiguous but galvanizing concept of the American Dream, a concept that for better and worse has proven to be amazingly elastic and durable for hundreds of years and across racial, class, and other demographic lines. Cullen then traces a series of overlapping American dreams: the quest for religious freedom that brought the Pilgrims to the "New World"; the political freedom promised in the Declaration; the dream of upward mobility, embodied most fully in the figure of Abraham Lincoln; the dream of home ownership, from homestead to suburb; the intensely idealistic - and largely unrealized - dream of equality articulated most vividly by Martin Luther King, Jr. The version of the American Dream that dominates our own time - what Cullen calls "the Dream of the Coast"--Is one of personal fulfillment, of fame and fortune all the more alluring if achieved without obvious effort, which finds its most insidious expression in the culture of Hollywood."--Jacket
The art of democracy : a concise history of popular culture in the United States by Jim Cullen( Book )

15 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 1,176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hoofdstukken over het ontstaan en de groei van kunst en amusementsvormen voor het gewone volk
The Civil War in popular culture : a reusable past by Jim Cullen( Book )

11 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born in the U.S.A. : Bruce Springsteen and the American tradition by Jim Cullen( Book )

18 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1975, Bruce Springsteen burst onto the American music scene with simultaneous appearances on the covers of Time and Newsweek magazines. His powerful, often stark portrayals of blue-collar life, his thunderous guitar and marathon live shows propelled him to the top of the charts for more than two decades. Now, in the first book of its kind, author Jim Cullen argues that Springsteen should be viewed not in terms of concerts or record sales, but as a cultural icon, a symbol of what's right with America, and an heir to Whitman, Lincoln, Steinbeck, King and other American luminaries. He is, says Cullen, a good conservative, someone who conserves the traditional values of hard work, family and compassion for the less fortunate, ideas long co-opted and corrupted by disingenuous politicians
Imperfect presidents : tales of misadventure and triumph by Jim Cullen( Book )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this portrait of the American presidency, Jim Cullen takes twelve presidents down from their pedestals by examining key missteps in their careers - and how they transcended them. Examples include Abraham Lincoln smearing a preacher and rediscovering his religious vision in emancipating slaves; Lyndon Johnson's electoral fraud in his 1948 Senate race and his role in the signing of the Voting Rights Act; and Ronald Reagan's subversion of the Constitution in the Iran-Contra affair and affirmation of world peace in helping bring about the end of the Cold War."--Jacket
Popular culture in American history( Book )

20 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume collects writings on 300 years of American popular culture. Each of the ten essays serves as a case study of a particular moment, issue, or form of popular culture, from 17th-century chapbooks to hip hop
Essaying the past : how to read, write, and think about history by Jim Cullen( Book )

22 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction to the student: why would you look at a book like this? -- Thinking and reading about history -- History: it's about time -- What's the story with history? -- The sources of history -- Good answers begin with good questions -- Search engines, research ingenuity -- How to read a book without ever getting to chapter one -- Writing about history -- Analysis: the intersection of reading and writing -- Making a case: an argument in three parts -- Defining introductions -- Strong bodies (I): the work of topic sentences -- Strong bodies (II): exposition and evidence -- Strong bodies (III): counterargument and counterevidence -- Surprising conclusions -- Scaling the summit: crystallizing your argument -- Writing is rewriting: the art of revision -- Putting it all together: the research essay (a case study) -- Conclusion: the love of history
Sensing the past : Hollywood stars and historical visions by Jim Cullen( Book )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How do perceptions of the past--not just of particular events, but of the trajectory of history as a whole--shape our experience of the world? Sensing the Past tackles this question with an unlikely source of historical insight--the work of six major Hollywood stars: Clint Eastwood, Daniel Day-Lewis, Denzel Washington, Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, and Jodie Foster. By focusing on the career choices made by these iconic actors, Cullen uncovers a discrete set of historical narratives, revealing the surprising ways historical forces shape our understanding of the world."--Publisher's website
The end of America( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a stunning indictment of sweeping policy changes during the Bush years, author Naomi Wolf makes a chilling case that American democracy is under threat. Investigating parallels between our current situation and the rise of dictators and fascism in once-free societies, Wolf uncovers a number of deeply disturbing similarities - from the use of paramilitary groups and secret prisons to the targeted suspension of the rule of law"--Container
The Civil War era : an anthology of sources by Lyde Cullen-Sizer( Book )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"There is an extraordinary range of material in this anthology. Lincoln's Gettysburg address is here and so too is a contemporary account of a visit from the Ku Klux Klan. The primary sources reproduced are both visual and written, and the secondary sources present a breadth and quality of relevant scholarship." "Each section begins with a preface that pulls together secondary and primary sources, and introductions to the primary sources that will offer further avenues for exploration. Primary documents such as poetry, short stories, editorials, newspaper articles, speeches, illustrations, and political cartoons, as well as more personal documents like letters and diary entries, round out each section. Bibliographies and a timeline are also included, making this an authoritative, easy-to-use primer on the best research and writings about the American Civil War and Reconstruction."--Jacket
Restless in the promised land : Catholics and the American dream : portraits of a spiritual quest from the time of the Puritans to the present by Jim Cullen( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A short history of the modern media by Jim Cullen( Book )

20 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Short History of the Modern Media presents a concise history of the major media of the last 150 years, including print, stage, film, radio, television, sound recording, and the Internet. Features a discussion of works in popular culture that are well-known and easily available. Presents a history of modern media that is strongly interdisciplinary in nature
The American dream : a short history of an idea that shaped a nation by Jim Cullen( )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Democratic empire : the United States since 1945 by Jim Cullen( Book )

10 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brief survey of U.S. history since the end of World War II, focusing on popular beliefs, fears, and hopes that have shaped American culture and history over the last eight decades. -Explores the ways in which the American people's perceptions of power were as significant as the realities of that power, and how popular beliefs shaped the events of post-WWII America -Gives particular attention to mass media, the fine arts, and intellectual currents, exploring their role in American society -Features "Culture Watch" chapter sidebars, which help students delve into particular classic works of American culture -Intermixes political and social history along with cultural history to provide a comprehensive narrative
Becoming the Boss( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary on the life and career of Bruce Springsteen
St. James encyclopedia of popular culture by Tom Pendergast( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

St. James encyclopedia of popular culture( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

St. James encyclopedia of popular culture( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The St. James Encyclopedia Of Popular Culture, 2nd ed., updates and augments the over ten-year-old first edition. It includes 3,036 signed essays (300 of them new), alphabetically arranged, and written or reviewed by subject experts and edited to form a consistent, readable, and straightforward reference. The entries cover topics and persons in major areas of popular culture: film; music; print culture; social life; sports; television and radio; and art and performance (which include theater, dance, stand-up comedy, and other live performance). The entries analyze each topic or person's significance in and relevance to American popular culture; in addition to basic factual information, readers will gain perspective on the cultural context in which the topic or person has importance
St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture by Sara Pendergast( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The American dream by Jim Cullen( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The art of democracy : a concise history of popular culture in the United StatesThe Civil War in popular culture : a reusable pastBorn in the U.S.A. : Bruce Springsteen and the American traditionImperfect presidents : tales of misadventure and triumphPopular culture in American historyEssaying the past : how to read, write, and think about historyThe Civil War era : an anthology of sourcesRestless in the promised land : Catholics and the American dream : portraits of a spiritual quest from the time of the Puritans to the present