American Nationhood as Eugenic Romance

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Critiques D.W. Griffith's treatment of miscegenation in his 'Broken Blossoms' and 'The Birth of a Nation' motion pictures. Transformation of representation of miscegenation; Griffith's liberal idealism; Ambiguities of liberalism of 'Broken Blossoms'; Interpretation of contradictory and conflicted reconstruction of interracial desire; Argument for cultural separatism.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)50-78
Number of pages29
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 2001
Externally publishedYes


  • Broken Blossoms or the Yellow Man & the Girl (Film)
  • Griffith, D. W. (David Wark), 1875-1948
  • Birth of a Nation, The (Film)
  • Miscegenation
  • Criticism


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