Talk:The Birth of a Nation

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The lead paragraphs states "The film's release has also been acknowledged as an inspiration for the rebirth of the Ku Klux Klan only months later." There is little to no information in the article to substantiate this claim. But, there is content on Ku Klux Klan#Second Klan: 1915–1944Ku Klux Klan § Second Klan: 1915–194 stating the film led to a revival of the clan.

The second missing information is the film innovations that are attributed to this film. There is no section treating this topic. According to Dirks, Tim, The Birth of a Nation, filmsite.org Archived September 3, 2011, at the Wayback Machine, a list of 22 unique innovations are attributed to this film. Mitchumch (talk) 13:23, 12 April 2019 (UTC)

Orphaned references in The Birth of a Nation[edit]

I check pages listed in Category:Pages with incorrect ref formatting to try to fix reference errors. One of the things I do is look for content for orphaned references in wikilinked articles. I have found content for some of The Birth of a Nation's orphans, the problem is that I found more than one version. I can't determine which (if any) is correct for this article, so I am asking for a sentient editor to look it over and copy the correct ref content into this article.

Reference named "Cook1968":

  • From Thomas Dixon Jr.: Cook, Raymond A. (1968). Fire from the Flint: The Amazing Careers of Thomas Dixon. Winston-Salem, N.C.: J. F. Blair. OCLC 729785733.
  • From Lost Cause of the Confederacy: Cook, Raymond Allen (1968). Fire from the flint; the amazing careers of Thomas Dixon. Winston-Salem, North Carolina: J. F. Blair. OCLC 218288.

I apologize if any of the above are effectively identical; I am just a simple computer program, so I can't determine whether minor differences are significant or not. AnomieBOT 19:10, 21 April 2019 (UTC)

I removed this from the "Change of title" section[edit]

" to reflect Dixon's belief, taken from his professor, the historian Woodrow Wilson, that the United States emerged from the American Civil War and Reconstruction as a newly-unified nation.[1]"
because I have found no reference to Wilson being Dixon's "professor" (they were students together) nor could I find any mention of the name change in the reference given. Carptrash (talk) 15:09, 24 June 2019 (UTC)

I'm sorry, that was my mistake. Wilson was not his professor. deisenbe (talk) 15:18, 24 June 2019 (UTC)
  1. ^ Dirks, Tim, The Birth of a Nation, filmsite.org Archived September 3, 2011, at the Wayback Machine Retrieved May 27, 2010.