Behind the Burnt Cork Mask: Early Blackface Minstrelsy and Antebellum American Popular Culture

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The songs, dances, jokes, parodies, spoofs, and skits of blackface groups such as the Virginia Minstrels and Buckley's Serenaders became wildly popular in antebellum America. Behind the Burnt Cork Mask not only explores the racist practices of these entertainers but considers their performances as troubled representations of ethnicity, class, gender, and culture in the nineteenth century. William J. Mahar's unprecedented archival study of playbills, newspapers, sketches, monologues, and music engages new sources previously ...

Behind the Burnt Cork Mask: Early Blackface Minstrelsy and Antebellum American Popular Culture 1999, University of Illinois Press, Urbana-Champaign, IL

ISBN-13: 9780252023965

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Behind the Burnt Cork Mask: Early Blackface Minstrelsy and Antebellum American Popular Culture 1998, University of Illinois Press, Urbana-Champaign, IL

ISBN-13: 9780252066962

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