The Resource Beyond blackface : African Americans and the creation of American popular culture, 1890-1930, (electronic resource)

Beyond blackface : African Americans and the creation of American popular culture, 1890-1930, (electronic resource)

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Beyond blackface : African Americans and the creation of American popular culture, 1890-1930
Title
Beyond blackface
Title remainder
African Americans and the creation of American popular culture, 1890-1930
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This collection of thirteen essays, edited by historian W. Fitzhugh Brundage, 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, these essays 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, Beyond Blackface recovers the history of forgotten or obscure cultural figures and shows how these historical actors played a role in the creation of American mass culture. The essays explore the predicament that blacks faced at a time when white supremacy crested and innovations in consumption, technology, and leisure made mass culture possible. Underscoring the importance and complexity of race in the emergence of mass culture, Beyond Blackface depicts popular culture as a crucial arena in which African Americans struggled to secure a foothold as masters of their own representation and architects of the nation's emerging consumer society. The contributors are:Davarian L. Baldwin, Trinity CollegeW. Fitzhugh Brundage, University of North Carolina at Chapel HillClare Corbould, University of SydneySusan Curtis, Purdue UniversityStephanie Dunson, Williams CollegeLewis A. Erenberg, Loyola University ChicagoStephen Garton, University of SydneyJohn M. Giggie, University of AlabamaGrace Elizabeth Hale, University of VirginiaRobert Jackson, University of TulsaDavid Krasner, Emerson CollegeThomas Riis, University of Colorado at BoulderStephen Robertson, University of SydneyJohn Stauffer, Harvard UniversityGraham White, University of SydneyShane White, University of Sydney
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Midwest
Dewey number
305.896/073009041
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
Series statement
H. Eugene and Lillian Youngs Lehman series
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  • African Americans in mass media
  • African Americans in popular culture
  • Mass media
  • African Americans
  • Electronic books
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adult
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Beyond blackface : African Americans and the creation of American popular culture, 1890-1930, (electronic resource)
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Isbn
9780807878026
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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11709923
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MWT11709923
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Beyond blackface : African Americans and the creation of American popular culture, 1890-1930, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Distribution
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780807878026
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
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11709923
Publisher number
MWT11709923
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remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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