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Title Demons of disorder : early blackface minstrels and their world / Dale Cockrell.
Author Cockrell, Dale.
Publication Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1997.
Description xx, 236 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Call # 791.120973 C
Series Cambridge studies in American theatre and drama ; 8
Cambridge studies in American theatre and drama ; 8.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-227) and index.
Contents Blackface on the early American stage -- Blackface on the streets -- Jim Crow -- Zip Coon -- Old Dan Tucker.
Summary Carnival, charivari, mumming plays, peasant festivals, and even early versions of the Santa Claus myth - all of these forms of entertainment influenced and shaped blackface minstrelsy in the first half of the nineteenth century. In his fascinating study Demons of Disorder, musicologist Dale Cockrell studies issues of race and class by analyzing their cultural expressions, and investigates the roots of still-remembered songs such as "Jim Crow," "Zip Coon," and "Dan Tucker." Flaming his way across nearly all the worlds uncovered here is George Washington Dixon, the man most deserving of the title "father of blackface minstrelsy" and surely one of celebrity's all-time heavyweight eccentrics - a bonafide "demon of disorder."
The first book on the blackface tradition written by a leading musicologist, Demons of Disorder is an important achievement in music history and culture.
Subject Dixon, George Washington, 1808-1861.
Dixon, George Washington, 1808-1861. (OCoLC)fst00383031
Minstrel shows -- History.
Minstrel music -- United States -- History and criticism.
Blackface entertainers -- United States.
United States -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
United States -- Race relations.
Blackface entertainers. (OCoLC)fst00833860
Minstrel music. (OCoLC)fst01023489
Minstrel shows. (OCoLC)fst01023491
Race relations. (OCoLC)fst01086509
Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst01919811
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre Minstrel shows.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
ISBN 0521560748 (hardback)
9780521560740 (hardback)
0521568285 (pbk.)
9780521568289 (pbk.)

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