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Contents List of Illustrations 000 Preface 000 Acknowledgments 000 Introduction A Nigger in the Woodpile: Black (In)Visibility in Film History 000 Part One: Onto the Screen Chapter 1. "To Misrepresent a Helpless Race": The Black Image Problem 000 Chapter 2. Mixed Colors: Riddles of Blackness in Preclassical Cinema 000 Part Two: Into the Audience Chapter 3. "Negroes Laughing at Themselves"? Black Spectatorship and the Performance of Urban Modernity 000 Chapter 4. "Some Thing to See Up Here All the Time": Moviegoing and Black Urban Leisure in Chicago 000 Chapter 5. Along the "Stroll": Chicago's Black Belt Movie Theaters 000 Part Three: Behind the Camera Chapter 6. Reckless Rovers v. Ambitious Negroes: Migration, Patriotism, and the Politics of Genre in Early African American Filmmaking 000 Chapter 7 "We Were Never Immigrants": Oscar Micheaux and the Reconstruction of Black American Identity 000 Conclusion 000 Notes 000 Bibliography 000 Index 000
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
African Americans in the motion picture industry.
African Americans in motion pictures.
Motion picture audiences -- United States.
African Americans -- Migrations -- History -- 20th century.