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Title Darkest America : Black minstrelsy from slavery to hip-hop / Yuval Taylor and Jake Austen.
Author Taylor, Yuval.
Publication New York : W. W. Norton, [2012]
Copyright date ©2012
Edition First edition.
Description xvi, 364 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Call # 791.12 T
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [309]-331) and index.
Note Foreword by Mel Watkins.
Contents Racial pixies : how Dave Chappelle got bamboozled by the Black minstrel tradition -- Darkest America : how nineteenth-century Black minstrelsy made blackface black of cannibals and kings : how New Orleans' Zulu Krewe survived one hundred years of blackface -- Nobody : how Bert Williams dignified blackface -- I'se regusted how Stepin Fetchit, Amos, Andy, and company brought black minstrelsy to the twentieth-century screen -- Dyn-o-mite : How Cosby blew up the minstrel tradition, and J.J. put it back together -- That's why darkies were born -- How black popular singers kept minstrelsy's musical legacy alive -- Eazy duz it : how black minstrelsy bum-rushed hip-hop -- We just love to dramatize : how Zora Neale Hurston let her black minstrel roots show -- New millennium minstrel show : how Spike Lee and Tyler Perry brought the black minstrelsy debate to the twenty-first century
Subject Minstrel shows -- United States -- History.
Blackface entertainers -- United States -- History.
Hip-hop -- United States -- History.
Addl. Author Austen, Jake.
ISBN 9780393070989 (hardcover)
0393070980 (hardcover)

Location CALL # Status Message
 Macon AFR AMER Heritage  791.12 T    CHECK SHELVES  (AFR AMER HIST)