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Title:
Behind the burnt cork mask : early blackface minstrelsy and Antebellum American popular culture
Author:
Mahar, William J. (William John), 1938-
Publication Information:
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
xix, 444 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
List of musical examples -- Preface -- Abbreviations -- Introduction -- Revisiting minstrelsy's history: the playbill and contextual evidence -- the playbills -- Blackface parodies of American speech and rhetoric: burlesque lectures and sermons, political orations, comic dialogues, and stories -- Opera for the masses: burlesques of English and Italian opera -- Ethiopian sketches of American life: skits, farces, and afterpieces -- Blackface minstrelsy, masculinity, and social rituals in vocal and choral repertories -- Blackface minstrelsy and misogyny in vocal and choral repertories -- Conclusion -- Appendixes -- Representative minstrel companies and personnel in playbills and newspaper advertisements, 1843-60 -- Representative concluding numbers from selected minstrel shows, 1843-60 -- Song text frequency in selected Antebellum songsters -- Notes -- Works cited -- Index.
ISBN:
9780252023965

9780252066962
Format :
Book