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Forgeries of memory and meaning : Blacks and the regimes of race in American theater and film before World War II

Author: Cedric J Robinson
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Cedric J. Robinson offers an understanding of race in America through his analysis of theater and film of the early 20th century. He argues that economic, political, and cultural forces present in the eras of silent film and the early 'talkies' firmly entrenches limited representations of African Americans.
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Robinson, Cedric J.
Forgeries of memory and meaning.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)608148014
Named Person: William Shakespeare; Drama; William (1564-1616) Shakespeare
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Cedric J Robinson
ISBN: 9780807831489 0807831484 9780807858417 0807858412
OCLC Number: 137305860
Description: xx, 431 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The inventions of the Negro --
In the year 1915 : D.W. Griffith and the rewhitening of America --
Blackface minstrelsy and Black resistance --
Resistance and imitation in early Black cinema --
The racial regimes of the "Golden Age."
Other Titles: Forgeries of memory & meaning
Responsibility: Cedric J. Robinson.
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