The Resource On the real side : a history of African American comedy, Mel Watkins, (electronic resource)

On the real side : a history of African American comedy, Mel Watkins, (electronic resource)

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On the real side : a history of African American comedy
Title
On the real side
Title remainder
a history of African American comedy
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Mel Watkins
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Language
eng
Summary
This comprehensive history of black humor sets it in the context of American popular culture. Blackface minstrelsy, Stepin Fetchit, and the Amos n Andy show presented a distorted picture of African Americans; this book contrasts this image with the authentic underground humor of African Americans found in folktales, race records, and all-black shows and films. After generations of stereotypes, the underground humor finally emerged before the American public with Richard Pryor in the 1970s. But Pryor was not the first popular comic to present authentically black humor. Watkins offers surprising reassessments of such seminal figures as Fetchit, Bert Williams, Moms Mabley, and Redd Foxx, looking at how they paved the way for contemporary comics such as Whoopi Goldberg, Eddie Murphy, and Bill Cosby
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1940-
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Watkins, Mel
Dewey number
791/.089/96073
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • African American wit and humor
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
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On the real side : a history of African American comedy, Mel Watkins, (electronic resource)
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multicolored
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text
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rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781569767603
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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11333424
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MWT11333424
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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On the real side : a history of African American comedy, Mel Watkins, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
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
9781569767603
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
11333424
Publisher number
MWT11333424
Specific material designation
remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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