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Black Male Frames
African Americans in a Century of Hollywood Cinema, 1903–2003

Roland Leander Williams Jr.

Cloth $34.95s    |    978-0-8156-3382-2    |    2014

ebook 978-0-8156-5287-8


Black Male Frames charts the development and shifting popularity of two stereotypes of black masculinity in popular American film: "the shaman" and "the scoundrel." Starting with colonial times, Williams identifies the origins of these roles in an America where black men were forced either to defy or to defer to their white masters. These figures recur in the stories America tells about its black men, from the fictional Jim Crow and Zip Coon to historical figures such as Booker T. Washington ...
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  Black Male Frames

Roland Leander Williams Jr   Roland Leander Williams Jr. is associate professor in the Department of English at Temple University. He is the author of African American Autobiography and the Quest for Freedom.

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6 x 9, 240 pages, 9 black-and-white illustrations, bibliography, index

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