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Title The creolization of American culture : William Sidney Mount and the roots of blackface minstrelsy / Christopher J. Smith.
Author Smith, Christopher J. (Christopher John), 1959-
Publication Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2013]
Description xvii, 314 pages, 8 pages of plates : illustrations (some color), music ; 25 cm.
Call # 781.640973 S
Series Music in American life
Music in American life.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pges 295-298) and index.
Summary Examines the artworks, letters, sketchbooks, music collection, and biography of the painter William Sidney Mount (1807-1868) as a lens through which to see the multiethnic antebellum world that gave birth to blackface minstrelsy.
Contents Recovering the creole synthesis : the roots of blackface minstrelsy -- The creole synthesis in the new world : cultures in contact -- Long Island and the Lower East Side : Mount's background, youth, and apprenticeships -- Minstrelsy's material culture : the evidence of Mount's portraiture -- Melody's polyrhythmic polysemic possibilities : the bodily evidence of Mount's music -- Akimbo culture : dance and the participatory pleasures of the body.
Subject Mount, William Sidney, 1807-1868.
Minstrel music -- United States -- History and criticism.
Minstrel shows -- United States -- History.
Blackface entertainers -- United States.
Mount, William Sidney, 1807-1868. (OCoLC)fst00001762
Blackface entertainers. (OCoLC)fst00833860
Minstrel music. (OCoLC)fst01023489
Minstrel shows. (OCoLC)fst01023491
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre Minstrel shows. (OCoLC)fst01939832
Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Minstrel shows.
ISBN 0252037766 (hardcover) :
9780252037764 (hardcover) :
Standard # 40022775598

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