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Love and Theft: Blackface Minstrelsy and the American Working Class

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For over two centuries, America has celebrated the same African-American culture it attempts to control and repress, and nowhere is this phenomenon more apparent than in the strange practice of blackface performance. Born of extreme racial and class conflicts, the blackface minstrel show appropriated black dialect, music, and dance; at once applauded and lampooned black culture; and, ironically, contributed to a "blackening of America." Drawing on recent research in cultural studies and social history, Eric Lott examines ...

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Love and Theft: Blackface Minstrelsy and the American Working Class
2013, Oxford University Press, USA, New York

ISBN-13: 9780195320558

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Love and Theft: Blackface Minstrelsy and the American Working Class
1993, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195078329

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