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ERIC Number: EJ1153719
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1521-0960
Home of the Slave: "The Birth of a Nation" and the Persistence of Slavery
Beck, Bernard
Multicultural Perspectives, v19 n3 p162-165 2017
Different subgroups in society have diverse motives for remembering or forgetting important events in history. In American history, slavery has had a deep and enduring bad effect on everything that came afterward. There have been attempts to forget or remember this chapter in the national narrative related to the intentions of subcultural groups in the present. The treatment of slavery in American movies has been a powerful factor in these attempts. Recent movies have returned to a focus on slavery at the same time that national opinion has turned away from African American issues and sympathies. The recent movie "The Birth of a Nation" exemplifies the new emphasis on slavery in the movies and the lack of concern for it in public discourse.
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Language: English
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