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Dixon, Thomas, Jr

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(1864-1946) US Baptist minister and author whose The Fall of a Nation: A Sequel to The Birth of a Nation (1915-1916 National Sunday Magazine; 1916) graphically depicts the Near Future Invasion and conquest of the USA by the Imperial Confederation of Europe, dominated by Germany. After years of occupation, a singularly ferocious US womanhood helps the men of the USA expel the enemy. The subtitle refers to the film by D W Griffiths, which was made from Dixon's The Clansman: An Historical Romance of the Ku Klux Klan (1905); the connection between The Clansman (itself part of a family dynasty sequence) and The Fall of a Nation is rhetorical, though both novel and the film based immediately upon it share some of the racism of their putative model, and reflect the increasingly evangelical tone of his later work. Dixon also wrote and directed the film version, The Fall of a Nation (1916) as Thomas F Dixon Jr. [JC]

Thomas F Dixon Jr

born Shelby, North Carolina: 11 January 1864

died Raleigh, North Carolina: 3 April 1946



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