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American racist : the life and films of Thomas Dixon

Author: Anthony Slide
Publisher: Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Thomas Dixon has a notorious reputation as the writer of the source material for D.W. Griffith's groundbreaking and controversial 1915 feature film The Birth of a Nation . Perhaps unfairly, Dixon has been branded an arch-conservative and a racist obsessed with what he viewed as "the Negro problem." As American Racist makes clear, however, Dixon was a complex, multitalented individual who, as well as writing some of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Film adaptations
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Slide, Anthony.
American racist.
Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, ©2004
(DLC) 2004006074
(OCoLC)54825856
Named Person: Thomas Dixon; Thomas Dixon; Thomas Dixon; Thomas Dixon
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Slide
ISBN: 0813171911 9780813171913 9780813138244 0813138248
OCLC Number: 67553562
Description: 1 online resource (x, 242 pages) : illustrations
Contents: The life worth living --
Southern history on the printed page --
Southern history on stage --
Southern history on film --
The fall of a nation --
The foolish virgin and the new woman --
Dixon on socialism --
The red scare --
Miscegenation --
Journeyman filmmaker --
Nation aflame --
The final years --
Raymond Rohauer and Dixon legacy.
Responsibility: Anthony Slide.
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Anthony Slide examines Thomas Dixon's films and discusses the novels from which they were adapted; and chronicles Dixon's transformation from a major supporter of the original Ku Klux Klan in his  Read more...

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