Set in Stone: America's Embrace of the Ten Commandments

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When Cecil B. DeMille's epic, The Ten Commandments , came out in 1956, lines of people crowded into theaters across America to admire the movie's spectacular special effects. Thanks to DeMille, the commandments now had fans as well as adherents. But the country's fascination with the Ten Commandments goes well beyond the colossal scenes of this Hollywood classic. In this vividly rendered narrative, Jenna Weissman Joselit situates the Ten Commandments within the fabric of American history. Her subjects range from the 1860 ...

Set in Stone: America's Embrace of the Ten Commandments 2017, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780190253196

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