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From Continuum: "A highly original collection of essays, demonstrating how comic books can be used as primary sources in the teaching and understanding of American history."
Paperback, 296 pages
Published February 23rd 2012 by Continuum (first published January 1st 2012)
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Mar 25, 2013 Becky rated it really liked it
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It's the nature of anthologies to have some essays I really like, and some I really don't. This one had a healthy supply of both. Some of the essays were really, really interesting, and offered valuable insight on the role of comic books in the academic world. Some were character studies (the Northstar essay was interesting, although it had issues) and some examined the nature of comics in relation to the wider world (I really enjoyed the first September 11th essay).
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