The Birth of a Nation

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

Closely Watched Films: An Introduction to the Art of Narrative Film Technique By 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 By Daniel J. Leab Secker & Warburg, 1975
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 2 "The Birth of a Nation"
A History of Narrative Film By 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 By 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 By 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 By 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 By 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 By 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 By Martin Miller Marks Oxford University Press, 1997
Librarian’s tip: Chap. Four "Breil's Score for The Birth of a Nation"
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