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Hollywood be thy name : African American religion in American film, 1929-1949 / Judith Weisenfeld.

  • Weisenfeld, Judith.
[2007], ©2007
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Berkeley : University of California Press, [2007], ©2007.

Physical description

xiii, 341 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references (p. 319-329) and index.
Includes filmography: p. 239-240.


"'Taint what you was, it's what you is today": Hallelujah and the politics of racial authenticity -- "'De Lawd' a natchel man": The green pastures in the American cultural imagination -- "A mighty epic of modern morals": black-audience religious films -- "Saturday sinners and Sunday saints": urban commercial culture and the reconstruction of black religious leadership -- "A long, long way": religion and African American wartime morale -- "Why didn't they tell me I'm a Negro?": Lost boundaries and the moral landscape of race.

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Electronic text and image data. Ann Arbor, Mich. : University of Michigan, Michigan Publishing, 2010. Includes both TIFF files and keyword searchable text. ([ACLS Humanities E-Book]) Mode of access: Intranet.


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