22. The Politics of Cine-Memory

Signifying Slavery in the History Film

  1. Robert A. Rosenstone3 and
  2. Constantin Parvulescu4
  1. Michael T. Martin1 and
  2. David C. Wall PhD2

Published Online: 19 FEB 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118322673.ch22

A Companion to the Historical Film

A Companion to the Historical Film

How to Cite

Martin, M. T. and Wall, D. C. (2013) The Politics of Cine-Memory, in A Companion to the Historical Film (eds R. A. Rosenstone and C. Parvulescu), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118322673.ch22

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Caltech, USA

  2. 4

    West University of Timisoara, Romania

Author Information

  1. 1

    Indiana University, Bloomington, USA

  2. 2

    Utah State University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 FEB 2013
  2. Published Print: 25 JAN 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444337242

Online ISBN: 9781118322673



  • slavery;
  • politics of cine-memory;
  • D.W. Griffith's Birth of a Nation;
  • films;
  • memory;
  • Pontecorvo's Burn!;
  • historical films;
  • cultural iterations;
  • slavery and peonage;
  • classes of cine-memory


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Slavery's Temporal, Spatial, and Cultural Iterations: Sugar Cane Alley

  • Cine-Memory in the Project of World-Making: Burn!

  • Conclusion

  • References