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The Resource Our gang : a racial history of The little rascals, Julia Lee ; foreword by Henry Louis Gates Jr

Our gang : a racial history of The little rascals, Julia Lee ; foreword by Henry Louis Gates Jr

Label
Our gang : a racial history of The little rascals
Title
Our gang
Title remainder
a racial history of The little rascals
Statement of responsibility
Julia Lee ; foreword by Henry Louis Gates Jr
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Contributor
Author
Author of introduction
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"It was the age of Jim Crow, riddled with racial violence and unrest. But in the world of Our Gang, black and white children happily played and made mischief together. They even had their own black and white version of the KKK, the Cluck Cluck Klams--and the public loved it. The story of race and Our Gang, or The Little Rascals, is rife with the contradictions and aspirations of the sharply conflicted, changing American society that was its theater. Exposing these connections for the first time, Julia Lee shows us how much this series, from the first silent shorts in 1922 to its television revival in the 1950s, reveals about black and white American culture--on either side of the silver screen. Behind the scenes, we find unconventional men like Hal Roach and his gag writers, whose Rascals tapped into powerful American myths about race and childhood. We meet the four black stars of the series--Ernie "Sunshine Sammy" Morrison, Allen "Farina" Hoskins, Matthew "Stymie" Beard, and Billie "Buckwheat" Thomas--the gang within the Gang, whose personal histories Lee pursues through the passing years and shifting political landscape. In their checkered lives, and in the tumultuous life of the series, we discover an unexplored story of America, the messy, multiracial nation that found in Our Gang a comic avatar, a slapstick version of democracy itself."--
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1976-
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Lee, Julia Sun-Joo
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1995.9.O8
LC item number
L44 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • handbooks
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Gates, Henry Louis
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  • African Americans in the motion picture industry
  • African Americans in motion pictures
  • Racism in motion pictures
  • Race relations in motion pictures
  • Stereotypes (Social psychology) in motion pictures
  • ART
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • African Americans in motion pictures
  • African Americans in the motion picture industry
  • Our Gang films
  • Race relations in motion pictures
  • Racism in motion pictures
  • Stereotypes (Social psychology) in motion pictures
  • TV-program
Label
Our gang : a racial history of The little rascals, Julia Lee ; foreword by Henry Louis Gates Jr
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-317) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Henry Louis Gates, Jr. -- Introduction: All of us -- The eternal boy -- A boy and his gang -- 100 percent American -- Sambo's awakening -- Everyman -- The new Negro -- Movie-made children -- The good soldier -- The Little Rascals -- The good old days -- Epilogue: Coming home
Control code
919202209
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxi, 337 pages, 24 pages of plates
Isbn
9780816698226
Lccn
2015031957
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)919202209
Label
Our gang : a racial history of The little rascals, Julia Lee ; foreword by Henry Louis Gates Jr
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-317) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Henry Louis Gates, Jr. -- Introduction: All of us -- The eternal boy -- A boy and his gang -- 100 percent American -- Sambo's awakening -- Everyman -- The new Negro -- Movie-made children -- The good soldier -- The Little Rascals -- The good old days -- Epilogue: Coming home
Control code
919202209
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxi, 337 pages, 24 pages of plates
Isbn
9780816698226
Lccn
2015031957
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)919202209

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