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|Material Type:||Government publication, State or province government publication|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
W Fitzhugh Brundage
|ISBN:||9780807834626 0807834629 9780807871843 0807871842|
|Description:||vii, 373 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.|
|Contents:||Working in the "kingdom of culture" : African Americans and American pop culture / W. Fitzhugh Brundage --
Black misrepresentation in nineteenth-century sheet music illustration / Stephanie Dunson --
Creating an image in Black : the power of abolition pictures / John Stauffer --
The real thing / David Krasner --
Black creativity and Black stereotype : rethinking twentieth-century popular music in America / Susan Curtis --
Crossing boundaries : Black musicians who defied musical genres / Thomas Riis --
Our newcomers to the city : the great migration and the making of modern mass culture / Davarian L. Baldwin --
Buying and selling with God : African American religion, race records, and the emerging culture of mass consumption in the South / John M. Giggie --
The secret life of Oscar Micheaux : race films, contested histories, and modern American culture / Robert Jackson --
Hear me talking to you : the blues and the romance of rebellion / Grace Elizabeth Hale --
At the feet of Dessalines : performing Haiti's revolution during the new Negro renaissance / Clare Corbould --
The Black eagle of Harlem / Shane White ... [et al.] --
More than a prizefight : Joe Louis, Max Schmeling, and the transnational politics of boxing / Lewis A. Erenberg.
|Series Title:||H. Eugene and Lillian Youngs Lehman series.|
|Responsibility:||edited by W. Fitzhugh Brundage.|
Moving beyond the familiar territory of blackface and minstrelsy, these essays present a fresh look at the history of African Americans and mass culture. With subjects ranging from representations of race in sheet music illustrations to African American interest in Haitian culture, Beyond Blackface recovers the history of forgotten or obscure cultural figures and shows how these historical actors played a role in the creation of American mass culture. The essays explore the predicament that blacks faced at a time when white supremacy crested and innovations in consumption, technology, and leisure made mass culture possible. Underscoring the importance and complexity of race in the emergence of mass culture, Beyond Blackface depicts popular culture as a crucial arena in which African Americans struggled to secure a foothold as masters of their own representation and architects of the nation's emerging consumer society."--pub. desc.