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Slave in a box : the strange career of Aunt Jemima

Author: M M Manring
Publisher: Charlottesville : University Press of Virginia, 1998.
Series: American South series.
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"In Slave in a Box, M.M. Manring investigates why the troubling figure of Aunt Jemima has endured in American culture. The author traces the evolution of the mammy from her roots in Old South slave reality and mythology, through reinterpretations during Reconstruction and in minstrel shows and turn-of-the-century advertisements, to Aunt Jemima's symbolic role in the Civil Rights movement and her present incarnation  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Jemima, Aunt.; Jemima, Aunt.; Aunt Jemina
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: M M Manring
ISBN: 0813917824 9780813917825 0813918111 9780813918112
OCLC Number: 37451829
Description: ix, 210 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Cracking jokes in the Confederate supermarket --
Someone's in the kitchen : mammies, mothers, and others --
From minstrel shows to the World's Fair : the birth of Aunt Jemima --
They were what they ate : James Webb Young and the recontruction of American advertising --
The Old South, the absent mistress, and the slave in a box --
The secret of the Bandanna : the mammy in contemporary society.
Series Title: American South series.
Responsibility: M.M. Manring.
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This study addresses the question of why the troubling figure of Aunt Jemima has endured in American culture. The author traces the evolution of the mammy from her roots in Old South slave reality  Read more...

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In the white imagination few images are as recognizable as Aunt Jemima. As a negative stereotype reinforcing both racism and sexism, Aunt Jemima symbolically valued the humanity of black women. As Read more...

 
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