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|Genre/Form:||Criticism, interpretation, etc
|Named Person:||William Sidney Mount; William Sidney Mount|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Christopher J Smith
|Description:||xvii, 314 pages, 8 pages of plates : illustrations (some color), music ; 25 cm.|
|Contents:||Recovering the creole synthesis : the roots of blackface minstrelsy --
The creole synthesis in the new world : cultures in contact --
Long Island and the Lower East Side : Mount's background, youth, and apprenticeships --
Minstrelsy's material culture : the evidence of Mount's portraiture --
Melody's polyrhythmic polysemic possibilities : the bodily evidence of Mount's music --
Akimbo culture : dance and the participatory pleasures of the body.
|Series Title:||Music in American life.|
|Responsibility:||Christopher J. Smith.|
"A dazzling addition to the literature on American popular music and its history. The Creolization of American Culture is fresh, vital, compelling, and deeply pertinent to understanding a world in