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Beyond Blackface: African Americans and the Creation of American Popular Culture, 1890-1930

W. Fitzhugh Brundage

Abstract

This collection brings together original work from sixteen scholars in various disciplines, ranging from theater and literature to history and music, to address the complex roles of black performers, entrepreneurs, and consumers in American mass culture during the early twentieth century. Moving beyond the familiar territory of blackface and minstrelsy, the chapters present a fresh look at the history of African Americans and mass culture. With subjects ranging from representations of race in sheet-music illustrations to African American interest in Haitian culture, the book recovers the histo ... More

Keywords: black performers, American mass culture, early twentieth century, blackface, minstrelsy, African Americans, representations of race, sheet-music illustrations, Haitian culture, obscure cultural figures

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780807834626
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807878026_brundage

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

W. Fitzhugh Brundage, editor