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the makeup (usually burnt cork) used by a performer in order to imitate a Negro

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Smith (musicology/ethnomusicology, Texas Tech University School of Music) constructs a portrait of the multiethnic nineteenth-century America that produced blackface minstrelsy as seen through the eyes of William Sidney Mount (1807-1868), a musician and artist who lived in New York's Lower East Side.
Equally compelling is Rebhorn's argument that the foundational precepts of both frontier rhetoric and melodramatic form are subjected to scrutiny and criticism in the blackface minstrelsy of T.
White culture had used blackface minstrelsy to steal black culture,
Nyongo'o changes his focus to blackface minstrelsy in chapter three, "Minstrel Trouble: Racial Travesty in the Circum-Atlantic Fold.
13) Touting blackface minstrelsy with characteristic jingoism as a "NATIVE" art form, Christy anticipates similar claims of originality and novelty that reverberate, oddly, even through modern criticism.
Exploring the links between larrikins and blackface minstrelsy, this article will thus provide a glimpse of the broader meanings that blackface performance attracted outside America.
Throughout this essay, I have relied heavily on Eric Lott's excellent book, Love and Theft: Blackface Minstrelsy and the American Working Class.
Davis seems to assume that readers are sufficiently versed in blackface minstrelsy to understand when he describes D.
Ronald Radano and Philip Bohlman state, "with the rise of blackface minstrelsy in the 1830s, 'whiteness' specified a class position for the most vulnerable to association with African-Americans--notably, Irish immigrant workers" (2000: 20).
As with blackface minstrelsy or modern day gangsta rap whose
What I wish to emphasize is the performativity of whiteness in Faulkner, deriving from his figurative use of two distinct but not unrelated theater traditions: not simply American blackface minstrelsy but an older European whiteface minstrelsy as well.
Dunne examines the tradition of blackface minstrelsy and the contributions of actors such as Bing Crosby and Marjorie Reynolds to the art form.
The introduction connects the southern novels to American literature outside the South with references to James Fenimore Cooper's The Leatherstocking Tales and Herman Melville's Moby Dick, to American culture with a brief overview of nineteenth-century blackface minstrelsy, and to a national understanding of self with references to psychoanalysis and archetypes; but the following chapters fail to develop these connections sufficiently to affirm southern literature and the South as a "locus of national engagement with race.
cinema as popular entertainment is inextricably yoked to blackface minstrelsy.
National Correspondent Allison Samuels looks at whether the rash of hip-hop movies about white people is a new cross-cultural openness or blackface minstrelsy in backward caps and baggy jeans.