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Behind the Burnt Cork Mask

Early Blackface Minstrelsy and Antebellum American Popular Culture (Music in American Life)

by William J. Mahar

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Published by University of Illinois Press .
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    Subjects:
  • American history: c 1800 to c 1900,
  • Cultural studies,
  • Musical theatre,
  • Music,
  • Pop Arts / Pop Culture,
  • USA,
  • Discrimination & Racism,
  • Television - History & Criticism,
  • Theater - Stagecraft,
  • Music / General,
  • History & Criticism - General,
  • Pornography,
  • 19th century,
  • History,
  • Minstrel shows,
  • Popular culture,
  • United States

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages472
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9806399M
    ISBN 100252066960
    ISBN 109780252066962

    Behind the Burnt Cork Mask: Early Blackface Minstrelsy and Antebellum American Popular Culture de MAHAR, William J. y una gran selección de libros, arte y artículos de . BOOK REVIEWS Inside the Minstrel Mask: Readings in Nineteenth-Century Blackface Min-strelsy. Edited by Annemarie Bean, James V. Hatch, and Brooks Mc-Namara. Hanover, N.H.: Wesleyan University Press, ISBN (pbk.). Pp. x, Price $ Behind the Burnt Cork Mask: Early Blackface Minstrelsy and Antebellum American Popular.

    Eventually, the blackface act, kept alive by stars like Al Jolson and Eddie Cantor, became just one of many standard vaudeville and musical-comedy turns; the minstrel show disappeared-but not the stereotyped black mask behind which lay the uncomfortable reality of African-American life in America. Behind the Burnt Cork Mask: Representations of African Americans in Film. April 4, – J Rare Book Room Hallway Cases Duke University Libraries Durham, NC. Exhibit curated by Jennifer Thompson, Research Services and Collection Development Librarian and Jessica Carew, Intern for the John Hope Franklin Research Center for.

    The first minstrel shows were performed in s New York by white performers with blackened faces (most used burnt cork or shoe polish) and tattered clothing who imitated and mimicked enslaved Africans on Southern plantations. These performances characterized blacks as lazy, ignorant, superstitious, hypersexual, and prone to thievery and. focusing on maritime history and the history of the book. With R. D. Madison, she edited David Porter's Journal of a Cruise to the Pacific Ocean (). Behind the Burnt Cork Mask: Early Blackface Minstrelsy and Antebellum American Popular Culture. By William J. Mahar. Music in American Life. (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, Pp. xix.


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This monograph, part of the distinguished "Music in American Life" series, is an interdisciplinary study drawing on music, performance, and theater history to examine the beginnings of an influential.

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Mahar's recognition that gender distinctions in minstrelsy reflected the dominant political and social order of the time complicates racial assumptions surrounding blackface minstrelsy and serves as a fitting conclusion to an insightful book.

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Author: Mahar, William J. Published by University of Illinois Press. Behind the Burnt Cork Mask investigates the relationships between blackface comedy and other Western genres and traditions; between the music of minstrel shows and its European sources; and between "popular" and "elite" constructions of :   Behind the Burnt Cork Mask is divided into an introduction and five chapters based on conclu-sions supported by Mahar’s extensive playbill re-search.

The introduction is the space in which Mahar is his grumpiest with non-music scholars. But by chapter two, he leaves this fight behind and concentrates on the oratory of minstrelsy.

The third. Behind the Mask. On the minstrel circuit. a mild-mannered West Indian gentleman named Egbert Williams dipped his hands into a supply of oily black burnt cork and rubbed it over his face until Author: Claudia Roth Pierpont.

Behind the Burnt Cork Mask Early Blackface Minstrelsy and Antebellum American Popular Culture Awards and Recognition: A CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title, Minstrelsy's many meanings in antebellum America.

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Today, there are blackface performers around the world. For more see The Witmark's Amateur Minstrel Guide and Burnt Cork Encyclopedia, by F.

Dumont [available at Google Book Search]; and Behind the Burnt Cork Mask, by W. Mahar. Get this from a library. Behind the burnt cork mask: early blackface minstrelsy and Antebellum American popular culture. [William J Mahar].

"Gumbo Chaff", also spelled "Gombo Chaff", is an American song, first performed in the early s. It was part of the repertoire of early blackface performers, including Thomas D. Rice and George Washington Dixon.

The title character was one of the earliest blackface characters in the United States. Behind the Burnt Cork Mask: Early Blackface Minstrelsy and Antebellum American Popular Culture Behind the Burnt Cork Mask: Early Blackface Minstrelsy and Antebellum American Popular Culture Hildebrand, Jennifer AL / sheet of American Literature away from England.

As a consequence, experience enabled Americans to see themselves Author: Hildebrand, Jennifer. Behind the burnt cork mask: early blackface minstrelsy and antebellum American popular culture William J.

Mahar. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, © book. Behind the Burnt Cork Mask ; Connections Mahar married Constance Quinn on Novemand raised two children, Jennifer and Andrew. Together they treasured annual vacations to Chatham, Massachusetts and time with family in New York.

Spouse: Constance Quinn -. William Mahar's Behind the Burnt Cork Mask is yet another pioneering study on the topic. His meticulous research on blackface minstrelsy focuses on song texts, playbills, newspaper advertisements, and articles published between and   By locating minstrel performances within their complex sites of production, Mahar offers a significant reassessment of the historiography of the field.

Behind the Burnt Cork Mask promises to redefine the study of blackface minstrelsy, charting new directions for future inquiries by scholars in American studies, popular culture, and musicology.”.Behind the burnt cork mask: early blackface minstrelsy and antebellum American popular culture / by: Mahar, William J.

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