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Slavery Now: 1970s Influence Post–20th-Century Films on American Slavery

Monica White Ndounou

in Black Cultural Production after Civil Rights

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780252042775
eISBN:
9780252051630
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042775.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter insists that films are the most visible monuments to slavery in the United States and that memories of slavery crucially shape African American identity formation. Miniseries like Roots ... More


Obama as Racial Distancer

LaFleur Stephens-Dougan

in Race to the Bottom: How Racial Appeals Work in American Politics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780226698847
eISBN:
9780226699035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226699035.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The focus of this chapter is a case study of the most prominent African American politician to engage in racial distancing, President Barack Obama. Newspaper accounts, content analysis of television ... More


Bring the Payne: The Erasure of the Black Sitcom and the Emergence of Tyler Perry’s House of Payne

Artel Great

in From Madea to Media Mogul: Theorizing Tyler Perry

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781496807045
eISBN:
9781496807083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496807045.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Continuing a television studies analysis of Perry, Artel Great argues in Chapter Eight that from both a critical and an industrial perspective, the sitcom Tyler Perry’s House of Payne(TBS, 2006-2012) ... More


City of Sound

Sally McKee

in The Exile's Song: Edmond Dédé and the Unfinished Revolutions of the Atlantic World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300221367
eISBN:
9780300224696
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300221367.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter chronicles a time when Dede worked as a cigar roller in the day time while he dedicated himself to his avocation at night. In this period between his return to New Orleans in late 1851 ... More


Frank Yerby and his Readers

Donna-Lyn Washington

in Rediscovering Frank Yerby: Critical Essays

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781496827821
eISBN:
9781496827876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496827821.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter discusses why and how Frank Yerby’s readers diminished greatly within a few years of his death. This essay also considers how Yerby may not have received support from African-American ... More


Introduction

Matthew Pratt Guterl

in Seeing Race in Modern America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469610689
eISBN:
9781469612522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469610689.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on young Langston Hughes, an avant-garde New Negro poet, a conduit for both white and black audiences to a racially authentic aesthetic emerging from Harlem's cobblestone ... More


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