From Uncle Tom's Cabin to The Help

From Uncle Tom's Cabin to The Help

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While narratives films such as The Help, Django Unchained, and The Blind Side have achieved popular acclaim, they have also been the subject of critical controversy, demonstrating that the much touted 'post-racial America' has yet to come to terms with the power of race in contemporary imaginative and social lives. Examining a wide range of texts and film this collection of essays boldly investigates the promise and perils of racial ventriloquism, that is, when white authors appropriate the history and stories of black life.tories shape our identities on both individual and national levels, so it follows that our understandings of US history, the ... consider what Slate writer Jessica Roake uncovers about recent high school assignments designed to teach American history and diversity: a€œIn September [2013], 10thgrade students at a Maryland private school were asked to write a historical essay about the black experience in theanbsp;...

Title:From Uncle Tom's Cabin to The Help
Author: Claire Oberon Garcia, Vershawn Ashanti Young, Charise Pimentel
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2014-08-13

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