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Film and Television 6A: History of the American Motion Picture

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Getting Started: History of the American Cinema Book Series

Not sure where to start? These links provide access to each volume of Charles Musser's History of the American Cinema, available online, which contains a wealth of information on decades of cinema history. The set is also available in a print edition at the Arts and Powell Libraries.

Want more starting places? Browse some of the reference books available at the Arts Library on early motion pictures, and those listed under Resources on Popular Topics for Paper 1 or Paper 2.

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