By: CADDOO, CARA.
Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts and London England: 2014.:
Seller ID: 83879X1
Condition: Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book.
Viewing turn-of-the century African American history through the lens of cinema, Envisioning Freedom examines the forgotten history of early black film exhibition during the era of mass migration and Jim Crow. By embracing the new medium of moving pictures at the turn of the twentieth century, black Americans forged a collectiveif fraughtculture of freedom. In Cara Caddoo's perspective-changing study, African Americans emerge as pioneers of cinema from the 1890s to the 1920s. Across the South and Midwest, moving pictures presented in churches, lodges, and schools raised money and created shar... View More...