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Conjure times : Black magicians in America

Author: James Haskins; Kathleen Benson; Ellen Cipriano; James Walker & Company,
Publisher: New York : Walker & Company, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Juvenile audience : English
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Probes historical documents and uncovers a unique aspect of the African-American cultural experience where, because of slavery and racial discrimination, few magicians of color became famous despite their ability to entertain an audience.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Juvenile works
Biographies
Dust jackets (Bindings)
Biography Juvenile literature
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Haskins; Kathleen Benson; Ellen Cipriano; James Walker & Company,
ISBN: 0802787622 9780802787620 0802787630 9780802787637
OCLC Number: 45714769
Notes: Book design by Ellen Cipriano.
Description: [14], 174 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Richard Potter: the first American-born magician --
Henry "Box" Brown: an escaped slave turned magician --
Minstrel magicians --
William Carl on the Vaudeville stage --
The refined entertainment of the celebrated Armstrongs --
"Oriental" conjurers --
Black Herman: "once in every seven years"--
Fetaque Sanders: from discrimination to equal rights --
Black magicians in a changing society --
Today's Black magicians.
Other Titles: Black magicians in America
Responsibility: Jim Haskins and Kathleen Benson.

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Probes historical documents and uncovers a unique aspect of the African-American cultural experience where, because of slavery and racial discrimination, few magicians of color became famous despite their ability to entertain an audience.

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