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I am grateful to Ms Mohammed for reviewing my book, Humane Insight: Looking at Images of African-American Suffering and Death. As she notes, the work addresses historical events of violence enacted against African Americans. What does not appear in the review and may well be useful for those interested in the topic is that the object of the study is the practice of looking itself. The episodes included in the work are centered around Mamie Till-Mobley’s extraordinary work as a Black activist and especially as a visual theorist.
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Sudhir Mahadevan. A Very Old Machine: The Many Origins of the Cinema in India, 1840-1930. Albany: SUNY Press, 2015. 256 pp. $27.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4384-5829-8.
Reviewed by Eugenia M. Palmegiano (St. Peter's University)
Published on Jhistory (April, 2017)
Commissioned by Robert A. Rabe