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Hollywood be thy name : African American religion in American film, 1929-1949

Author: Judith Weisenfeld
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2007.
Series: A George Gund Foundation book in African American studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines how the Hollywood studios and independent producers of "race films" for black audiences movies constructed images of African American religion. This book explores these cinematic  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Judith Weisenfeld
ISBN: 0520227743 9780520227743 0520251008 9780520251007
OCLC Number: 486048783
Notes: "The George Gund Foundation imprint in African American studies"--Page [ii].
Description: xiii, 341 s. : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: "'Taint what you was, it's what you is today": Hallelujah and the politics of racial authenticity --
The green pastures in the American cultural imagination / "'De Lawd' a natchel man" --
black-audience religious films / "A mighty epic of modern morals" --
urban commercial culture and the reconstruction of black religious leadership / "Saturday sinners and Sunday saints" --
religion and African American wartime morale / "A long, long way" --
Lost boundaries and the moral landscape of race / "Why didn't they tell me I'm a Negro?"
Series Title: A George Gund Foundation book in African American studies.
Responsibility: Judith Weisenfeld.
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"An illuminating study of the history of race and film in America."--African American Review

 
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