Crowdsourcing History: Ishmael Reed, Tony Kushner, and Steven Spielberg Update the Civil War

  title={Crowdsourcing History: Ishmael Reed, Tony Kushner, and Steven Spielberg Update the Civil War},
  author={Wai Chee Dimock},
  journal={American Literary History},
  pages={896 - 914}
  • W. Dimock
  • Published 1 December 2013
  • Sociology
  • American Literary History
“Anachronisms, though never so thick as to become an annoyance, are freely strewn over the phraseology of Spielberg’s Lincoln,” David Bromwich writes in the New York Review of Books (8). He frets over these undisguised and unapologetic signs of the present, in what ought to have been strictly a representation of the past. Among these, Bromwich cites Lincoln’s surprise visit to W. N. Bilbo, Tennessee lawyer and no-holds-barred vote-getter, culminating in Bilbo’s “Well I’ll be fucked!” These… 
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