Woodrow Wilson quote, “history written in lightning”?

I am writing an essay for my history class. One issue that I need to examine within the essay is this:D.W. Griffith's "Birth of a Nation" started the debate that films can be used as a form of social history. Do you agree with President Wilson who stated that films are "history written in lightning"?I would answer, but I have no idea what Wilson meant! Google hasn't helped much at all. Can anyone help me figure this out? What exactly does he mean by "history written in lightning"? Thanks!

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One Answer to “Woodrow Wilson quote, “history written in lightning”?”

  1. protopectin says:

    I remember reading about that very subject.Hope the link helps you out.