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Staging race : black performers in turn of the century America

Author: Karen Sotiropoulos
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusettes ; London : Harvard University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Harvard University Press paperback editionView all editions and formats
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'Staging Race' casts a spotlight on the generation of black artists who came of age between 1890 and World War I in an era of Jim Crow segregation and heightened racial tension.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karen Sotiropoulos
ISBN: 9780674027602 0674027604
OCLC Number: 182526242
Notes: Originally published: 2006.
Description: xiii, 288 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Politics, not minstrelsy --
Minstrel man and the world's fair --
Vaudeville stages and black Bohemia --
The "coon craze" and the search for authenticity --
"No place like home": Africa on stage --
Morals, manners, and stage life --
Black Bohemia moves to Harlem --
Coda: Hokum redux.
Responsibility: Karen Sotiropoulos.

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