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Performing the temple of liberty : slavery, theater, and popular culture in London and Philadelphia, 1760-1850

Author: Jenna M Gibbs
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014.
Series: Early America: History, Context, Culture.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Scholars and students interested in slavery and abolition, British and American politics and culture, and Atlantic history will take an interest in this provocative work.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2013033294
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jenna M Gibbs
ISBN: 9781421413389 1421413388 9781421413396 1421413396
OCLC Number: 1055395265
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 313 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Introduction: Slave-trade abolition: pageantry, parody, and the goddess of liberty (1800s- 1820s) --
Celebrating Columbia, mother of the white republic --
Abolitionist britannia and the blackface supplicant slave --
Spreading liberty to Africa --
Part 2. Introduction: emancipation and political reform: burlesque, picaresque, and the great experiment (1820s-1830s) --
Blackface freedom: life in London, life in Philadelphia --
Transatlantic travelers, slavery, and Charles Mathew's "Black fun" --
Part 3. Introduction: Radical abolitionism, revolt, & revolution: Spartacus and the blackface minstrel (1830s-1850s) --
Spartacus, Jim Crow, and the Black jokes of revolt --
Revolutionary brotherhood: Black Spartacus, Black hercules, and the wage slave --
Conclusion: Uncle Tom, the eighteenth-century revolutionary legacy, and historical memory.
Series Title: Early America: History, Context, Culture.
Responsibility: Jenna M. Gibbs.

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