The Resource With a crooked stick : the films of Oscar Micheaux, J. Ronald Green, (electronic resource)

With a crooked stick : the films of Oscar Micheaux, J. Ronald Green, (electronic resource)

Label
With a crooked stick : the films of Oscar Micheaux
Title
With a crooked stick
Title remainder
the films of Oscar Micheaux
Statement of responsibility
J. Ronald Green
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
With a "crooked stick," filmmaker Oscar Micheaux (1884-1951) sought to hit a "straight lick" by stressing the strategic importance of class mobility, or "uplift," for African Americans. A theme in all of his more than 40 feature-length, black-produced, black-directed, black-cast, and black-audience films, uplift would allow for the better things in life: fast cars and fancy clothes, freedom of belief, financial security, and an unencumbered intellectual life. Although racism was an impediment to uplift for Micheaux and other African Americans, race as a category was of a secondary order for him in the larger game of class. In With a Crooked Stick, J. Ronald Green pursues this seeming contradiction in a detailed analysis of each of Micheaux's 15 surviving films. He presents critical commentary on each film's plot and action and its contribution to the overall theme of uplift. Readers will also find this an invaluable guide to the preoccupations and features of Micheaux's remarkable career and the insight it provides into the African American experience of the 1920s and 30s
Cataloging source
Midwest
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Green, J. Ronald
Dewey number
791.43/02/33092
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Micheaux, Oscar
  • Race films
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
Label
With a crooked stick : the films of Oscar Micheaux, J. Ronald Green, (electronic resource)
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Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780253027702
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
14804321
Publisher number
MWT14804321
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
With a crooked stick : the films of Oscar Micheaux, J. Ronald Green, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780253027702
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
14804321
Publisher number
MWT14804321
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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