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214 pages. Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. HUMOR. A unique and fascinating history of the development of Negro humor in the United States. Starting from the early "cakewalks" used as a code of communications without fear of reprisal, to the later day humorists such as Dick Gregory and Bill Cosby, from the minstel period to ethnic jokes, the reader will perceive the subtle qualities of this humor which have necome interwoven into the fabric of American life. Includes an Index. (Key Words: Black History, Bert Williams, Humor, Jesse B. Simple, Americana, Dewey Markman, Negroes, Dick Gregory, Ebony, Godfrey Cambridge).
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