Hattie: The Life of Hattie McDaniel

Hattie: The Life of Hattie McDaniel

by Carlton Jackson
     
 

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Hattie McDaniel was the first black to ever win an Oscar. She was also the first black woman to ever sing on American radio. In this fresh assessment of her life and career, Carlton Jackson tells the inside story of her working relationships, her personal life, and the many obstacles she faced as a black performer in the white world of show business during the

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Hattie McDaniel was the first black to ever win an Oscar. She was also the first black woman to ever sing on American radio. In this fresh assessment of her life and career, Carlton Jackson tells the inside story of her working relationships, her personal life, and the many obstacles she faced as a black performer in the white world of show business during the first half of the twentieth century.

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Library Journal
McDaniel is remembered as the first black to win an Academy Award, but her lengthy career also included work in theater, radio, and television. Jackson has done extensive research on her career, but goes beyond straight biography when he uses her story to illustrate the struggles of black entertainers and the pressure they must have felt at being caught between the need to work and the increasing demands of black activists that they reject available but stereotyped roles. Although the bare facts of McDaniel's life and career make a relatively slim book, the occasional broader perspective provides some interesting insights.-- Barbara E. Kemp, Washington State Univ. Libs., Pullman

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781568330044
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
04/28/1993
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.64(h) x 0.68(d)

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