Black Rodeo
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Black Rodeo

A History of the African American Western

Mia Mask

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eBook - ePub

Black Rodeo

A History of the African American Western

Mia Mask

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African American westerns have a rich cinematic history and visual culture. Mia Mask examines the African American western hero within the larger context of film history by considering how Black westerns evolved and approached wide-ranging goals. Woody Strode's 1950s transformation from football star to actor was the harbinger of hard-edged western heroes later played by Jim Brown and Fred Williamson. Sidney Poitier's Buck and the Preacher provided a narrative helmed by a groundbreaking African American director and offered unconventionally rich roles for women. Mask moves from these discussions to consider blaxploitation westerns and an analysis of Jeff Kanew's hard-to-find 1972 documentary about an all-Black rodeo. The book addresses how these movies set the stage for modern-day westploitation films like Django Unchained.?

A first-of-its kind survey, Black Rodeo illuminates the figure of the Black cowboy while examining the intersection of African American film history and the western.

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Table of contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Half Title
  3. Title Page
  4. Copyright
  5. Contents
  6. Preface and Acknowledgments
  7. Introduction
  8. 1 Football Heroes Invade Hollywood
  9. 2 Black Masculinity on Horseback: From Duel at Diablo to Buck and the Preacher
  10. 3 Blaxploitation versus Black Liberation: The Nigger Charley Trilogy
  11. 4 Harlem Rides the Range: Nobody Told You There Were Black Cowboys
  12. 5 Westerns and Westploitation: Brothas and Sistas at the O.K. Corral
  13. Appendix: Interview with Jeff Kanew
  14. Notes
  15. Filmography
  16. Bibliography
  17. Index