Toms, Coons, Mulattoes, Mammies, and Bucks: An Interpretive History of Blacks in American Films, Fourth Edition
Completely updated to include the entire twentieth century, this new fourth edition covers all the latest directors, stars, and films including Summer of Sam, Jackie Brown, The Best Man, and The Hurricane. From The Birth of a Nation--the groundbreaking work of independent filmmaker Oscar Micheaux--and Gone with the Wind to the latest work by Spike Lee, John Singleton, Denzel Washington, Halle Berry and Will Smith, Donald Bogle reveals the ways in which the depiction of blacks in American movies has changed--and the shocking ways in which it has remained the same.
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Review: Toms, Coons, Mulattoes, Mammies, and Bucks: An Interpretive History of Blacks in American FilmsUser Review - Braden Scott - Goodreads
Excellent and thorough documentation of american cinéma, however, i would have enjoyed a cross-textual analysis with theoretical and political writings from the times of the filmic releases. The book would have been too big for this, i fear. For an historical text read, it is superbe. Read full review
Review: Toms, Coons, Mulattoes, Mammies, and Bucks: An Interpretive History of Blacks in American FilmsUser Review - Caroline - Goodreads
A really good historical outline of different common roles for black characters in film, as well as some information on the lives of many black stars. Very thorough and straightforward, and ... Read full review