The Birth of a Nation

The Birth of a Nation: Selected full-text books and articles

D.W. Griffith's The Birth of a Nation: A History of "The Most Controversial Motion Picture of All Time"
Melvyn Stokes.
Oxford University Press, 2007
Closely Watched Films: An Introduction to the Art of Narrative Film Technique
Marilyn Fabe.
University of California Press, 2004
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 1 "The Beginnings of Narrative Film: D. W. Griffith's The Birth of a Nation"
From Sambo to Superspade: The Black Experience in Motion Pictures
Daniel J. Leab.
Secker & Warburg, 1975
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 2 "The Birth of a Nation"
A History of Narrative Film
David A. Cook.
W.W. Norton, 1996 (3rd edition)
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 3 "D. W. Griffith and the Development of Narrative Form"
The Black Studies Reader
Jacqueline Bobo; Cynthia Hudley; Claudine Michel.
Routledge, 2004
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 17 "In the Year 1915: D. W. Griffith and the Whitening of America"
Racechanges: White Skin, Black Face in American Culture
Susan Gubar.
Oxford University Press, 1997
Librarian’s tip: "The Birth of a Nation's Movie Industry" begins on p. 57
Reel Racism: Confronting Hollywood's Construction of Afro-American Culture
Vincent F. Rocchio.
Westview Press, 2000
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 2 "The Birth of 1 (Racist) Notion(al) Cinema"
Legacies of Lynching: Racial Violence and Memory
Jonathan Markovitz.
University of Minnesota Press, 2004
Librarian’s tip: "From The Birth of a Nation to The Birth of a Race and Beyond: "Race Films and Countermemory" begins on p. 36
Guide to the Silent Years of American Cinema
Donald W. McCaffrey; Christopher P. Jacobs.
Greenwood Press, 1999
Librarian’s tip: Discussion of The Birth of a Nation begins on p. 41
Music and the Silent Film: Contexts and Case Studies, 1895-1924
Martin Miller Marks.
Oxford University Press, 1997
Librarian’s tip: Chap. Four "Breil's Score for The Birth of a Nation"
Lightning, Camera, Action: As the Birth of a Nation Turns 90, Its Racism Is out of Bounds, but Its More Enduring Impact Can Be Seen Just by Turning on the Television
Hoberman, J.
The American Prospect, Vol. 16, No. 6, June 2005
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