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Behind the burnt cork mask : early blackface minstrelsy and Antebellum American popular culture /

William J. Mahar.

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Main Author: Mahar, William J.
Published: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©1999.
Series: Music in American life.
Topics: Minstrel shows - United States - History. | Minstrel music - History and criticism. | Popular culture - United States - History - 19th century. | Minstrel show | Geschichte 1843-1860. | Unterhaltung | Kultur | Minstrel | University of South Alabama
Regions: United States. | USA.
Genres: Minstrel shows. | Criticism, interpretation, etc. | History.
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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.

Table of Contents for: Behind the burnt cork mask : early black