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"Starr, Leslie" <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 2 May 2011 11:24:06 -0400
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We are pleased to announce a new book -- "Soul Searching: Black-Themed Cinema from the March on Washington to the Rise of Blaxploitation," by Christopher Sieving.

The sixties were a tremendously important time of transition for both civil rights activism and the U.S. film industry. "Soul Searching" examines a subject that, despite its significance to African American film history, has gone largely unexplored until now. By revisiting films produced between the March on Washington in 1963 and the dawn of the blaxploitation movie cycle in 1970, Christopher Sieving reveals how race relations influenced black-themed cinema before it was recognized as commercially viable by the major studios.

The films that are central to this book —- "Gone Are the Days" (1963), "The Cool World" (1964), "The Confessions of Nat Turner" (never produced), "Uptight" (1968), and "The Landlord" (1970) -— are all ripe for reevaluation and newfound appreciation. "Soul Searching" is essential reading for anyone interested in the politics and cultural movements of the 1960s, cinematic trends like blaxploitation and the American “indie film” explosion, or the many facets of the black experience.

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SAVE 30% if you order from the above web site and use discount code W301 --  use the link above. Or order through your favorite bookseller, or by calling University Press of New England at 1-800-421-1561 (or 603-448-1533, x255 or x256). US Shipping charges are $5.00 for the first book and $1.25 for each additional. In CANADA, order through the University of British Columbia Press at (800) 565-9523 or email mailto:[log in to unmask] In EUROPE, order through Eurospan at +44 (0) 207 240 0856 or email mailto:[log in to unmask]

Academic users may order an Examination Copy for potential course adoption. Please request a copy of the book in a letter on your institutional letterhead, and include the course title, estimated enrollment, and $5.00 for shipping (check, MasterCard, Visa, Discover, AmEx). Mail your request to: UPNE, Attn: Exam Copies, 1 Court Street, Suite 250, Lebanon, NH 03766-1358, USA or fax to (603) 448-9429.

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