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Completely updated to include the entire twentieth century, this new fourth edition covers all the latest directors, stars, and films including Summer of Sam, Jackie Brown, The Best Man, and The Hurricane. From The Birth of a Nation—the groundbreaking work of independent filmmaker Oscar Micheaux—and Gone with the Wind to the latest work by Spike Lee, John Singleton, Denzel Washington, Halle Berry and Will Smith, Donald Bogle reveals the ways in which the depiction of blacks in American movies has changed—and the shocking ways in which it has remained the same.
Completely updated and greatly expanded to include the explosion of black film stars and filmmakers that came out of the '70s and '80s, this comprehensive guide covers the entire history of African-Americans in films, from the shocking images in Birth of a Nation to Spike Lee's controversial Malcolm X. Photos. Index.
|Preface to the Fourth Edition|
|1||Black Beginnings: from Uncle Tom's Cabin to The Birth of a Nation||3|
|2||Into the 1920s: the Jesters||19|
|3||The 1930s: the Servants||35|
|4||The Interlude: Black-Market Cinema||101|
|5||The 1940s: the Entertainers, the New Negroes, and the Problem People||117|
|6||The 1950s: Black Stars||159|
|7||The 1960s: Problem People into Militants||194|
|8||The 1970s: Bucks and a Black Movie Boom||231|
|9||The 1980s: Black Superstars and the Era of Tan||267|
|10||The 1990s: New Stars, New Filmmakers, and a New African American Cinema||324|