“Birth of a Nation”: 100 Years Later

5 Feb

“The Birth of a Nation”—1915’s blockbuster hit and the most popular movie of its day—was released 100 years ago this month. It’s just as shocking now as it was then.

So begins a fine reprise by Erin Blakemore of the film and its contestedness. You can read her entire post, with links and video clips, at JSTOR Daily here: “Birth of a Nation”: 100 Years Later | JSTOR Daily.

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