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dc.contributor.authorWinn, J. Emmett
dc.date.accessioned2019-03-08 23:55
dc.date.accessioned2020-03-14 03:00:35
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-01T10:49:25Z
dc.date.available2020-04-01T10:49:25Z
dc.date.issued2012-04-19
dc.identifier1004302
dc.identifierOCN: 1100491341en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/25787
dc.description.abstractFrom the silent era through the 1950s, the U.S. Department of Agriculture was the preeminent government filmmaking organization. In the United States, USDA films were shown in movie theaters, public and private schools at all educational levels, churches, libraries and even in open fields. For many Americans in the early 1900s, the USDA films were the first motion pictures they watched. And yet USDA documentaries have received little serious scholarly attention. The lack of serious study is especially concerning since the films chronicle over half a century of American farm life and agricultural work and, in so doing, also chronicle the social, cultural, and political changes in the United States at a crucial time in its development into a global superpower. Focusing specifically on four key films, Winn explicates the representation of African Americans in these films within the socio-political context of their times.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::A The arts::AP Film, TV & radio::APF Films, cinema::APFA Film theory & criticism
dc.subject.otherMedia & Communications
dc.subject.otherFilm History
dc.subject.otherBlack History
dc.subject.otherUSA
dc.subject.otherUSDA Films
dc.subject.other1950s
dc.titleDocumenting Racism
dc.title.alternativeAfrican Americans in US Department of Agriculture Documentaries, 1921-42
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.5040/9781628928679
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy066d8288-86e4-4745-ad2c-4fa54a6b9b7b
oapen.relation.isFundedByb818ba9d-2dd9-4fd7-a364-7f305aef7ee9
oapen.relation.isbn9781441172938
oapen.collectionKnowledge Unlatched (KU)
oapen.place.publicationNew York
oapen.grant.number102540
oapen.grant.programKU Select 2018: HSS Backlist Books
oapen.identifier.isbn9781441172938
grantor.number102540
oapen.identifier.ocn1100491341


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