Hollywood be thy name : African American religion in American film, 1929/1949 (Book, 2007) [Fuller Libraries]
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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.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : 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: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Judith Weisenfeld
ISBN: 9780520227743 0520227743 9780520251007 0520251008
OCLC Number: 182615491
Description: xiii, 341 pages
Contents: List of Illustrations Acknowledgments Introduction 1. "'Taint What You Was, It's What You Is Today": Hallelujah and the Politics of Racial Authenticity 2. "'De Lawd' a Natchel Man": The Green Pastures in the American Cultural Imagination 3. "A Mighty Epic of Modern Morals": Black-Audience Religious Films 4. "Saturday Sinners and Sunday Saints": Urban Commercial Culture and the Reconstruction of Black Religious Leadership 5. "A Long, Long Way": Religion and African American Wartime Morale 6. "Why Didn't They Tell Me I'm a Negro?": Lost Boundaries and the Moral Landscape of Race Conclusion Filmography Notes Select Bibliography Index
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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