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American Racist: The Life and Films of Thomas Dixon

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" Thomas Dixon has a notorious reputation as the writer of the source material for D.W. Griffith's groundbreaking and controversial 1915 feature film The Birth of a Nation. Perhaps unfairly, Dixon has been branded an arch-conservative and a racist obsessed with what he viewed as "the Negro problem." As American Racist makes clear, however, Dixon was a complex, multitalente ...more
Hardcover, 242 pages
Published September 10th 2004 by University Press of Kentucky (first published January 1st 2002)
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Probably an unfortunate title, but this bio of the Rev. Thomas Dixon, the notorious author of "The Clansman," on which D.W. Griffith's "The Birth of a Nation" was based, is well worth reading. Done with Tony's usual great research and attention to detail.
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