ERIC Number: EJ600281
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Steven Spielberg's "Amistad": Film as History and the Trivializing of History Teaching.
Butchart, Ronald E.
Teaching History: A Journal of Methods, v24 n2 p63-70 Fall 1999
Asserts that Steven Spielberg's film "Amistad" fictionalizes the overall facts of the case by inaccurately portraying many of the events that occurred. Explains that the myth-making tradition of Hollywood changes the messages derived from the Amistad court case. Critiques the teaching kit that corresponds to the movie. (CMK)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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