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Love and Theft: Blackface Minstrelsy and the American Working Class


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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    • Title: Love & Theft by Eric Lott
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press Academic US
    • Print ISBN: 9780195320558, 0195320557
    • eText ISBN: 9780199361632
    • Edition: 2013 20th edition
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