Pearl Harbor: How Film Conquers History

  title={Pearl Harbor: How Film Conquers History},
  author={Carl E. Boggs},
  journal={New Political Science},
  pages={451 - 466}
  • Carl E. Boggs
  • Published 1 December 2006
  • History
  • New Political Science
One of the epic moments in the American political experience, Pearl Harbor has been the subject of continuous historical analysis as well as cinematic documentation and representation—and remains a topic of debate to this day. As the event which triggered US entry into World War II, it fundamentally altered the way Americans came to view the global arena and the US place within it. Although Pearl Harbor at the time symbolized national defeat and humiliation at the hands of the Japanese, the… 
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