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The Negro Farmer

J. Emmett Winn

J. Emmett Winn is Professor of Film Studies at Auburn University. He is the co-editor of Transmitting the Past: Historical and Cultural Perspectives on Broadcasting (University of Alabama Press, 2005). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Documenting Racism : African Americans in U.S. Department of Agriculture Documentaries, 1921–42

Continuum, 2012

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...In 1938 the USDA revisited the topic of southern black farmers in the movie The Negro Farmer. This twenty-three-minute talking film was subtitled “Extension Work for Better Farming and Better Living,” and, like its predecessor, it focused...

Moralizing the Material

J. Emmett Winn

J. Emmett Winn is Professor of Film Studies at Auburn University. He is the co-editor of Transmitting the Past: Historical and Cultural Perspectives on Broadcasting (University of Alabama Press, 2005). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The American Dream and Contemporary Hollywood Cinema

Continuum, 2007

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...In Pretty Woman (1990), super-rich Edward Lewis (Richard Gere) literally buys good-hearted prostitute Vivian Morse (Julia Roberts) to be his beck-and-call girl for one week. During that week, he takes her to a polo match where many of his...

The American Dream, Upward Mobility, and Hollywood Film

J. Emmett Winn

J. Emmett Winn is Professor of Film Studies at Auburn University. He is the co-editor of Transmitting the Past: Historical and Cultural Perspectives on Broadcasting (University of Alabama Press, 2005). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The American Dream and Contemporary Hollywood Cinema

Continuum, 2007

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...The American Dream is a cherished belief in American society. The United States is considered the land of opportunity despite one's race, color, creed, or national origin, an idea that is acknowledged in many parts of the world, especially...

USDA Motion Picture Representations of African Americans

J. Emmett Winn

J. Emmett Winn is Professor of Film Studies at Auburn University. He is the co-editor of Transmitting the Past: Historical and Cultural Perspectives on Broadcasting (University of Alabama Press, 2005). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Documenting Racism : African Americans in U.S. Department of Agriculture Documentaries, 1921–42

Continuum, 2012

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... as different from whites and in need of special treatment; for example, syphilis was called the “bad blood” only when referring to communications about the disease with African Americans.See J. Jones, Bad Blood. Three Counties demonstrated...

Three Counties against Syphilis

J. Emmett Winn

J. Emmett Winn is Professor of Film Studies at Auburn University. He is the co-editor of Transmitting the Past: Historical and Cultural Perspectives on Broadcasting (University of Alabama Press, 2005). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Documenting Racism : African Americans in U.S. Department of Agriculture Documentaries, 1921–42

Continuum, 2012

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... endured “the longest nontherapeutic experiment in history.”Ibid. J. Jones, Bad Blood, Foreword, xii. Jones, author of the definitive book on this subject, Bad Blood: The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment, explains that the US Public Health Service...

The American Dream and Contemporary Hollywood Cinema

J. Emmett Winn

J. Emmett Winn is Professor of Film Studies at Auburn University. He is the co-editor of Transmitting the Past: Historical and Cultural Perspectives on Broadcasting (University of Alabama Press, 2005). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The American Dream and Contemporary Hollywood Cinema

Continuum, 2007

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...American culture clings doggedly to the myth of the United States as a classless society and to the American Dream of upward mobility. However, in the late twentieth century, the United States of America led all industrial nations in income...

Helping Negroes to Become Better Farmers and Homemakers

J. Emmett Winn

J. Emmett Winn is Professor of Film Studies at Auburn University. He is the co-editor of Transmitting the Past: Historical and Cultural Perspectives on Broadcasting (University of Alabama Press, 2005). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Documenting Racism : African Americans in U.S. Department of Agriculture Documentaries, 1921–42

Continuum, 2012

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...The US Department of Agriculture produced its first movie focusing on African Americans in 1921. Helping Negroes to Become Better Farmers and Homemakers relates the efforts of county extension agents in eastern Alabama to teach African...

Moralizing Mobility

J. Emmett Winn

J. Emmett Winn is Professor of Film Studies at Auburn University. He is the co-editor of Transmitting the Past: Historical and Cultural Perspectives on Broadcasting (University of Alabama Press, 2005). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The American Dream and Contemporary Hollywood Cinema

Continuum, 2007

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...Working Girl In Mike Nichols's 1988 film Working Girl, less McGill (Melanie Griffith) and Jack Trainer (Harrison Ford) are drinking tequila in a posh Manhattan bar. In a spirited toast, Jack says “Power to the people” as he knocks back...

Moralizing Failure

J. Emmett Winn

J. Emmett Winn is Professor of Film Studies at Auburn University. He is the co-editor of Transmitting the Past: Historical and Cultural Perspectives on Broadcasting (University of Alabama Press, 2005). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The American Dream and Contemporary Hollywood Cinema

Continuum, 2007

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...In Oliver Stone's 1987 film Wall Street, up-and-coming dealmaker Bud Fox (Charlie Sheen) stares off the balcony of his chic Manhattan apartment and in a troubled voice reflects, “Who am I?” Bud began as a neophyte stockbroker, but by hook...

Henry Browne, Farmer

J. Emmett Winn

J. Emmett Winn is Professor of Film Studies at Auburn University. He is the co-editor of Transmitting the Past: Historical and Cultural Perspectives on Broadcasting (University of Alabama Press, 2005). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Documenting Racism : African Americans in U.S. Department of Agriculture Documentaries, 1921–42

Continuum, 2012

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... the location becomes clearer. The family passes by the W. J. Brantley grocery store, then the Macon movie theater, and later a large church. The narrator wonders aloud why the family does not stop in town: “Aren’t they gonna stop? They’re...