Hollywood Be Thy Name : African American Religion in American Film, 1929-1949. (eBook, 2007) [WorldCat.org]
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Hollywood Be Thy Name : African American Religion in American Film, 1929-1949.

Author: Judith Weisenfeld
Publisher: CA : University of California Press, 2007.
Series: George Gund Foundation imprint in African American studies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the earliest years of sound film in America, Hollywood studios and independent producers of "race films" for black audiences created stories featuring African American religious practices. In the first book to examine how the movies constructed images of African American religion, Judith Weisenfeld explores these cinematic representations and how they reflected and contributed to complicated discourses about  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic book
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Named Person: Schwarze
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Judith Weisenfeld
ISBN: 9780520940666 0520940660 9780520227743 0520227743 9780520251007 0520251008
OCLC Number: 774493658
Description: 1 online resource (357 pages).
Contents: List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. "'Taint What You Was, It's What You IsToday"; 2. "'De Lawd' a Natchel Man"; 3. "A Mighty Epic of Modern Morals"; 4. "Saturday Sinners and Sunday Saints"; 5. "A Long, Long Way"; 6. "Why Didn't They Tell Me I'ma Negro?"; Conclusion; Filmography; Notes; Select Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: George Gund Foundation imprint in African American studies.
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Examining how the movies constructed images of African American religion, this book explores these cinematic representations and how they reflected and contributed to complicated discourses about  Read more...

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"An illuminating study of the history of race and film in America." -- Kathy L. Glass African American Review

 
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