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 Posted: Mon Mar 15th, 2010 03:39 am
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My question isn't so much about Hanks (perhaps my topic heading is misleading) but rather about history being told through media other than the traditional printed book. Now that I've thought about it for a few days, I guess its not a new phenomenon. People in the 1920s were learning history from the film "Birth of the Nation," people in my grandfather's generation learned about the ACW from the movie "Gone with the Wind," and my generation learns about WWII from "Saving Private Ryan" and "Band of Brothers." I just wonder at what point, if any, visual history will replace the printed word as the primary way the public learns about history. Hope that clarifies things. Thanks for the responses already.


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