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Birth of an industry : blackface minstrelsy and the rise of American animation

Author: Nicholas Sammond
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Nicholas Sammond describes how popular early American cartoon characters were derived from blackface minstrelsy. He charts the industrialization of animation in the early twentieth century, its representation in the cartoons themselves, and how important blackface minstrels were to that performance, standing in for the frustrations of animation workers. Cherished cartoon characters, such as Mickey Mouse and Felix  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Sammond
ISBN: 9780822358404 0822358409 9780822358527 0822358522
OCLC Number: 902986779
Description: xv, 382 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : biting the invisible hand --
Performance --
Labor --
Space --
Race --
Conclusion : the "new" blackface.
Responsibility: Nicholas Sammond.

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Nicholas Sammond argues that early cartoons are a key components to blackface minstrelsy and that cartoon characters such as Mickey Mouse and Felix the Cat are not like minstrels, but are minstrels.  Read more...

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"With Birth of an Industry, Nicholas Sammond demonstrates that the specter of racialized caricature and its attending performative power dynamics have a longer and more pernicious continuum through Read more...

 
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