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Fade In, Crossroads: A History of the Southern Cinema

Robert Jackson


Fade In, Crossroads is a history of the relations between southerners and motion pictures from the silent era to midcentury. In providing a narrative of the South’s contributions to the film medium from the late nineteenth century through the golden age of Hollywood, it considers the many southerners who worked as inventors, executives, filmmakers, screenwriters, performers, and critics during this period. It explores early production centers within the South as well as the effects of the migration of millions of black and white southerners beyond the region to such destinations as Los Angeles ... More

Keywords: US South, southern states, motion pictures, film history, African American, Jim Crow, segregation, civil rights, race relations, modernism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780190660178
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190660178.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert Jackson, author
Associate Professor of Film, University of Tulsa