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Micheaux, Oscar 1884-1951

Overview
Works: 225 works in 652 publications in 2 languages and 15,549 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Silent films  Western fiction  Pastoral fiction  Short films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Race films  Documentary films 
Roles: Author, Director, fmd, Author of screenplay, Producer, Adapter, Other, Performer, Interviewee, Dedicatee, Photographer
Classifications: PS3525.I1875, 813.52
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The conquest; the story of a Negro pioneer by Oscar Micheaux( )

25 editions published between 1913 and 2003 in English and held by 2,327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The novel portrays the aspirations and struggles of a black homesteader named Oscar Devereaux. Born on a small farm near Cairo, Illinois, one of thirteen children, Devereaux leaves home to work in the Chicago stockyards and finally graduates to the job of porter in a Pullman railway car. He is persoable, industrious, and frugal with a purpose. After saving $2,500, Devereaux goes to South Dakota and buys land. His object is not speculation for quick profit but the cultivation of property he can call his own. He plows and sows and sweats, and by the age of twenty-five has reaped an estate worth $20,000. Success is sweet, self-respect is sweeter. But if the calamities he is exposed to as a homesteader are severe, so are those brought on by marriage to the passive daughter of a dominating preacher
The homesteader : a novel by Oscar Micheaux( Book )

20 editions published between 1917 and 2016 in English and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiographical, The Homesteader expands on and continues the life of a black pioneer first described in The Conquest. In this incarnation, Jean Baptiste is his name. He has just purchased land in South Dakota when he meets his "dream girl," but to his mind marriage is impossible because she is white. Willful but warm-hearted, refusing to act as if he has no power to shape events, Baptiste cultivates his land and plans his future. In the face of drought, pestilence, and foreclosure, he turns to writing. His first marriage to the daughter of a Chicago minister collapses in acrimony and high drama. The circumstances that lead to its failure are a telling social commentary. Always learning, Baptiste demands respect and embodies the strengths of the pioneer, the vision of the empire builder. His story will impress and inspire in this cynical age without heroic models
Paul Robeson : portraits of the artist( Visual )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"All-American athlete, scholar, renowned baritone, stage actor, and social activist, Paul Robeson ... the son of an escaped slave, managed to become a top-billed movie star during the time of Jim Crow America ... his film legacy lives on and continues to speak eloquently of the long and difficult journey of a courageous and outspoken African-American."--Container
Pioneers of African-American cinema( Visual )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Among the most fascinating chapters of film history is that of the so-called "race films" that flourished in the 1920s -'40s. Unlike the "black cast" films produced within the Hollywood studio system, these films not only starred African Americans but were funded, written, produced, edited, distributed, and often exhibited by people of color. Entrepreneurial filmmakers built an industry apart from the Hollywood establishment, cultivating visual and narrative styles that were uniquely their own
Within Our Gates( Visual )

27 editions published between 1919 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abandoned by her fiancé, an educated African American woman with a shocking past dedicates herself to helping a near bankrupt school for impoverished youths
The wind from nowhere by Oscar Micheaux( Book )

16 editions published between 1941 and 1972 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The masquerade : an historical novel by Oscar Micheaux( Book )

11 editions published between 1947 and 1975 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The case of Mrs. Wingate by Oscar Micheaux( Book )

15 editions published between 1944 and 1975 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Body and soul( Visual )

30 editions published between 1924 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Robeson in his first screen role, plays two parts, an evil preacher and his good brother, who wage a personal war for the body and soul of the heroine
The story of Dorothy Stanfield : based on a great insurance swindle, and a woman! by Oscar Micheaux( Book )

3 editions published between 1946 and 2009 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Girl from Chicago( Visual )

15 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young secret service agent falls in love with a schoolteacher in a small Mississippi town. Later in New York, he has to save her friend from the numbers racket and is accused of murder
The girl in room 20 ; Son of Ingagi ; The girl from Chicago ; Lying lips( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(Girl in room 20) A girl goes to New York to make her way as a singer. Befriended by Joe, a kind hearted taxi driver, she finally gets a job singing only to be pursued by a slick club manager who just happens to also be married. Joe calls her boyfriend back home and he comes running to save the girl. (Son of Ingagi) An ape man steals a bride and whisks her to his lab. (Girl from Chicago) Alonso White is an African American U.S. Secret Service agent sent to Virginia to investigate Jeff Ballinger, a town boss. (Lying lips) After a nightclub singer is framed for murder and sent to prison, her detective boyfriend uncovers the real crooks
Lying lips( Visual )

19 editions published between 1939 and 2016 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this melodrama, a nightclub singer is unjustly convicted and sent to prison for the murder of her aunt. Her boyfriend and a detective set out to prove she is innocent
Paul Robeson : outsider( Visual )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Body and soul: Tells the story of a minister gone corrupt. He associates with the owner of a house of gambling, forces a girl to steal, and later kills the girl's brother. Yet, when all is said and done, it's only a dream. Borderline: Set in a Swiss mountain resort town, tells the story of Adah, a black woman who has an affair with Thorne, a white man, then attempts to reconcile with her husband Pete, and eventually leaves town. Thorne's wife Astrid goes mad and cuts Thorne's face and arm with a knife, then mysteriously dies. After Thorne is tried and acquitted, the mayor sends Pete a letter asking him to leave town for the good of all concerned
The African American cinema( Visual )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This earliest surviving silent feature directed by an African-American tells the story of a young African-American woman who seeks a Northern white patron for a Southern school for Black children. The scenes of lynching and attempted white-on-Black rape may be a response to D.W. Griffith's The birth of a nation
Oscar Micheaux's Within our gates( Visual )

3 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The earliest surviving feature directed by an African-American, Within our gates tells the story of a young African-American woman who seeks a Northern white patron for a Southern school for Black children. The scenes of lynching and attempted white-on-Black rape may be a response to D.W. Griffith's The birth of a nation
Midnight ramble : Oscar Micheaux and the story of race movies( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary recounting the history of the independent film industry that produced close to 500 "race movies" for African-American audiences between 1910 and 1940. Focuses especially on the work of Oscar Micheaux, a controversial film maker who wrote, produced, and directed over 40 features
Pioneers of African-American cinema. a story of the Ku Klux Klan( Visual )

2 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of the works of America's legendary first African-American filmmakers is the only one of its kind. Perhaps the most important film made by an African-American director during the silent era, Oscar Micheaux's The Symbol of the Unconquered was often subtitled A Story of the Ku Klux Klan. In some ways a response to D.W. Griffith's incendiary The Birth of a Nation, Micheaux's film exposes a more realistic side of white power, and how it is used not for "justice" but as a weapon of economic and political oppression. When oil is discovered beneath the property of a young farmer (Lawrence Chenault), the "Knights of the Black Cross" use violence and intimidation to swindle the land from his possession. This edition was mastered in 2K from a 35mm restoration performed by the Museum of Modern Art, New York
Pioneers of African-American cinema( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of the works of America's legendary first African-American filmmakers is the only one of its kind. An African-American woman (Evelyn Preer) moves from a northern city to the deep South, where she goes to work at a school educating underprivileged black children. When the school encounters financial difficulty, she returns to the big city seeking a means of raising the funds to keep the school alive. Mastered in HD from a 35mm film element preserved by the Library of Congress
Pioneers of African-American cinema( Visual )

1 edition published in 1925 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of the works of America's legendary first African-American filmmakers is the only one of its kind. Legendary actor Paul Robeson (The Emperor Jones) made his feature-film debut in this controversial depiction of religious hypocrisy from writer/director Oscar Micheaux. A small Georgia town celebrates the arrival of a charismatic new minister (Robeson), not realizing he is an escaped convict, who uses his self-appointed position within the church to swindle the community out of their donations
 
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The conquest; the story of a Negro pioneer
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The homesteader : a novelLying lipsWith a crooked stick : the films of Oscar MicheauxStraight lick : the cinema of Oscar MicheauxOscar Micheaux, the great and only : the life of America's first Black filmmakerWriting himself into history : Oscar Micheaux, his silent films, and his audiencesFire and desire : mixed-race movies in the silent era
Alternative Names
Devereaux Micheaux, Oscar

Devereaux Micheaux Oscar 1884-1951

Micheaux, Oscar

Oscar Micheaux

Oscar Micheaux afroamerikanischer Schriftsteller und Filmregisseur

Oscar Micheaux Amerikaans filmregisseur (1884-1951)

Oscar Micheaux regista, sceneggiatore e attore statunitense

Оскар Мишо

أوسكار ميتشوكس

أوسكار ميشو

オスカー・ミショー

奧斯卡·米考斯

Languages
English (309)

German (2)