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The captive stage : performance and the proslavery imagination of the antebellum North

Author: Douglas A Jones
Publisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, [2014]
Series: Theater--theory/text/performance.
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A revealing exploration of Northern proslavery sentiment during the period before the Civil War

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Jones, Douglas A.
Captive stage.
Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, [2014]
(DLC) 2014003519
(OCoLC)878117279
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas A Jones
ISBN: 9780472120437 0472120433 9781322069197 1322069190
OCLC Number: 889552141
Description: 1 online resource (x, 218 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Introduction: the "common sense" of slavery in the free Antebellum North --
Setting the stage of black freedom: parades and "presence" in the New Nation --
Black politics but not black people: early minstrelsy, "white slavery", and the wedge of "blackness" --
Washington and the slave: black deformations, proslavery domesticity, and re-staging the birth of the nation --
The theatocracy of antebellum social reform: "monkeyism" and the mode of romantic racialism --
Melodrama and the performance of slave testimony; or, William Wells Brown's Inability to Escape --
Epilogue: no exit, but a new stage.
Series Title: Theater--theory/text/performance.
Responsibility: Douglas A. Jones, Jr.

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