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Staging Race : Black Performers in Turn of the Century America / Karen Sotiropoulos.

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Author/Creator:
Sotiropoulos, Karen, author.
Publication:
Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press, [2009]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource
Subjects:
African Americans in the performing arts.
Performing arts -- Political aspects -- United States -- 19th century.
Performing arts -- Political aspects -- United States -- 20th century.
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
Drawing extensively on black newspapers and commentary of the period, Karen Sotiropoulos shows how black performers and composers participated in a politically charged debate about the role of the expressive arts in the struggle for equality. Despite the racial violence, disenfranchisement, and the segregation of virtually all public space, they used America's new businesses of popular entertainment as vehicles for their own creativity and as spheres for political engagement.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Illustrations
Acknowledgments
INTRODUCTION. Politics, Not Minstrelsy
1. Minstrel Men and the World's Fair
2. Vaudeville Stages and Black Bohemia
3. The "Coon Craze" and the Search for Authenticity
4. "No Place Like Home": Africa on Stage
5. Morals, Manners, and Stage Life
6. Black Bohemia Moves to Harlem
CODA: Hokum Redux
Notes Index
Notes
Index
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 08. Jul 2019)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
ISBN:
9780674043879
OCLC:
1049627617
Publisher Number:
10.4159/9780674043879 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.
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