Episode 8, Season 1
Film has long shaped our nation's historical memory, for good and bad. Film historian Ron Briley offers ways to responsibly use films in the classroom to reframe the typical narrative of American slavery and Reconstruction.
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Resources and Readings
- Learning for Justice, Exploring Diversity and Stereotypes in Film
- Learning for Justice, Examining Multiple Perspectives in Film
- Teaching Hard History, Episode 9: Ten More: Film and the History of Slavery (podcast)
- All-Stars and Movie Stars: Sports in Film and History
- The Ambivalent Legacy of Elia Kazan: The Politics of the Post-HUAC Films
- The Baseball Film in Postwar America
- John Ford, The Grapes of Wrath (film)
- Colonial Williamsburg Foundation: Slavery and Remembrance, Middle Passage
- Victor Fleming, Gone with the Wind (film)
- Claude G. Bowers, The Tragic Era The Revolution After Lincoln
- D. W. Griffith, The Birth of a Nation (film)
- Thomas Dixon, The Clansman: An Historical Romance of the Ku Klux Klan
- Steven Spielberg, Amistad (film)
- Mitch Landrieu, In the Shadow of Statues: A White Southerner Confronts History
- Learning for Justice: Texts, Dred Scott v. Sandford (1857)
- Edward Zwick, Glory (film)
- University of Wisconsin Press, Understanding and Teaching American Slavery
- Learning for Justice, A Framework for Teaching American Slavery