© 2009

Making American Culture

A Social History, 1900–1920


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Patricia Bradley
    Pages 1-10
  3. Patricia Bradley
    Pages 11-26
  4. Patricia Bradley
    Pages 27-44
  5. Patricia Bradley
    Pages 45-63
  6. Patricia Bradley
    Pages 65-81
  7. Patricia Bradley
    Pages 83-96
  8. Patricia Bradley
    Pages 97-115
  9. Patricia Bradley
    Pages 117-134
  10. Patricia Bradley
    Pages 135-153
  11. Patricia Bradley
    Pages 155-174
  12. Patricia Bradley
    Pages 175-186
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 187-240

About this book


This book offers a social and cultural history of American culture in the formative years of the twentieth century, examining forms such as vaudeville, early film, popular songs, modernist art, and many others in the context of contemporary social changes.


cultural history culture film Social and Cultural History social change social history

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.SonomaUSA

About the authors

PATRICIA BRADLEY is the former chair of the Department of Journalism and former director of the American Studies Department at Temple University, USA.

Bibliographic information


"Patricia Bradley has a unique way of looking at American media - whether it be broadcasting, vaudeville, or silent film - within a culture building context. Her forte is rejecting standard professional history and analyzing media as a cultural artifact and force intermixed with politics. Bradley examines media content and production within celebrated American values such as the entrepreneurial impulse. This book is a must read for those who want a greater understanding of culture without the usual jargon that accompanies such works. Bradley is a gifted scholar and writer." - Jean Folkerts, Dean and Alumni Distinguished Professor, School of Journalism & Mass Communication, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill