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Representing African Americans in Transatlantic Abolitionism and Blackface Minstrelsy

Representing African Americans in Transatlantic Abolitionism and Blackface Minstrelsy( )
Author: Nowatzki, Robert.
Publication Date:Jun 2010
Publisher:Louisiana State University Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $38.50
Book Description:

In this intriguing study, Robert Nowatzki reveals the unexpected relationships between blackface entertainment and antislavery sentiment in the United States and Britain. He contends that the ideological ambiguity of both phenomena enabled the similarities between early minstrelsy and abolitionism in their depictions of African Americans, as well as their appropriations of each other's rhetoric, imagery, sentiment, and characterization. Nowatzki reveals how the most popular form of...
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Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Social Science / Slavery
Performing Arts / Theater / History & Criticism
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 Inches
Book Weight:0.77 Pounds

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