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The creolization of American culture : William Sidney Mount and the roots of blackface minstrelsy

Author: Christopher J Smith
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2013]
Series: Music in American life.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Offers a sophisticated interrogation and reinterpretation of minstrelsy, significantly broadening historical views of black-white musical exchange.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: William Sidney Mount; William Sidney Mount
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher J Smith
ISBN: 9780252037764 0252037766
OCLC Number: 824532539
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.

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