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Love and theft : blackface minstrelsy and the American working class

Love and theft : blackface minstrelsy and the American working class

Author: Eric Lott
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2013]
Series: Race and American culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 20th-anniversary editionView all editions and formats

Drawing on recent research in cultural studies and social history, Eric Lott examines the role of the blackface minstrel show in the political struggles of the years leading up to the Civil War.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Lott
ISBN: 9780195320558 0195320557 9780199717682 0199717680
OCLC Number: 858069279
Awards: Winner of Winner of the Avery O. Craven Award from the OAH Winner of the first annual MLA Prize for a First Book.
Description: xiv, 327 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Blackface and blackness : the minstrel show in American culture --
Love and theft : "racial" production and the social unconscious of blackface --
White kids and no kids at all : working-class culture and languages of race --
The blackening of America : popular culture and national cultures --
"The seeming counterfeit" : early blackface acts, the body, and social contradiction --
"Genuine negro fun" : racial pleasure and class formation in the 1840s --
California gold and European revolution : Stephen Foster and the American 1848 --
Uncle Tomitudes : racial melodrama and modes of production.
Series Title: Race and American culture.
Responsibility: Eric Lott.


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"[Lott] takes advantage of the space opened by the times from which it emerged, while also sustaining a critical perspective." --David Roediger, Project MuseReviews of the previous Read more...

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