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Nell Shipman

Overview page. Subjects: History of the Americas.


Born Helen Foster-Barham in Victoria, British Columbia, Shipman began writing for films and directed her first one-reeler in 1913. She became a star for Vitagraph...

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John Grierson

Overview page. Subjects: History of the Americas.

(1898–1972), filmmaker, propagandist. With the Empire Marketing Board in England in 1929, Grierson wrote, directed, and edited Drifters, a documentary film of the Scottish herring...

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The Indian Caribbean

Lomarsh Roopnarine.

January 2018; p ublished online May 2019 .

Book. Subjects: History of the Americas. 160 pages.

This book tells a distinct story of Indians in the Caribbean—one concentrated not only on archival records and institutions, but also on the voices of the people and the ways in which they...

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The War Complex

Marianna Torgovnick.

May 2005; p ublished online March 2013 .

Book. Subjects: History of the Americas. 239 pages.

The recent dedication of the World War II memorial and the sixtieth-anniversary commemoration of D-Day remind us of the hold that World War II still has over America's sense of itself. But...

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Representations of Slavery

Douglas Hamilton.

in Atlantic History

P ublished online July 2013 .

Article. Subjects: History of the Americas; European History; African History; History; Regional and National History. 5644 words.

Since the mid-1990s, issues of slave trades, slavery, and abolitions have been represented in museums and monuments and on film, television, radio, and countless websites. They have become...