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By W. Fitzhugh Brundage

ISBN-10: 0807834629

ISBN-13: 9780807834626

ISBN-10: 0807871842

ISBN-13: 9780807871843

This choice of 13 essays, edited through historian W. Fitzhugh Brundage, brings jointly unique paintings from 16 students in a variety of disciplines, starting from theater and literature to historical past and tune, to handle the complicated roles of black performers, marketers, and shoppers in American mass tradition through the early 20th century.

Moving past the conventional territory of blackface and minstrelsy, those essays current a clean examine the heritage of African americans and mass tradition. With matters starting from representations of race in sheet tune illustrations to African American curiosity in Haitian tradition, Beyond Blackface recovers the historical past of forgotten or imprecise cultural figures and exhibits how those old actors performed a task within the production of yankee mass tradition. The essays discover the difficulty that blacks confronted at a time while white supremacy crested and techniques in intake, know-how, and relaxation made mass tradition attainable. Underscoring the significance and complexity of race within the emergence of mass tradition, Beyond Blackface depicts pop culture as a very important area within which African american citizens struggled to safe a foothold as masters in their personal illustration and designers of the nation's rising patron society.

The participants are:
Davarian L. Baldwin, Trinity College
W. Fitzhugh Brundage, college of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Clare Corbould, collage of Sydney
Susan Curtis, Purdue University
Stephanie Dunson, Williams College
Lewis A. Erenberg, Loyola collage Chicago
Stephen Garton, collage of Sydney
John M. Giggie, collage of Alabama
Grace Elizabeth Hale, collage of Virginia
Robert Jackson, collage of Tulsa
David Krasner, Emerson College
Thomas Riis, collage of Colorado at Boulder
Stephen Robertson, college of Sydney
John Stauffer, Harvard University
Graham White, college of Sydney
Shane White, college of Sydney

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