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Author Taylor, Yuval.
Title Darkest America : Black minstrelsy from slavery to hip-hop / Yuval Taylor and Jake Austen.
Published New York : W. W. Norton, c2012.
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 Floor4  PN1969.M5 T39 2012    IN LIBRARY
Edition 1st ed.
Description xvi, 364 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Racial pixies : how Dave Chappelle got bamboozled by the Black minstrel tradition -- Darkest America : how nineteenth-century Black minstrelsy made blackface black -- Of cannibals and kings : how New Orleans' Zulu Krewe survived one hundred years of blackface -- Nobody : how Bert Williams dignified blackface -- I'se regusted : how Stepin Fetchit, Amos, Andy, and company brought Black minstrelsy to the twentieth-century screen -- Dyn-o-mite : how Cosby blew up the minstrel tradition, and J.J. put it back together -- That's why darkies were born : how Black popular singers kept minstrelsy's musical legacy alive -- Eazy duz it : how Black minstrelsy bum-rushed hip-hop -- We just love to dramatize : how Zora Neale Hurston let her Black minstrel roots show -- New millennium minstrel show : how Spike Lee and Tyler Perry brought the Black minstrelsy debate to the twenty-first century.
Subject Minstrel shows -- United States -- History.
Blackface entertainers -- United States -- History.
Hip-hop -- United States -- History.
Related Names Austen, Jake.
ISBN 9780393070989 (hardcover)
0393070980 (hardcover)
OCLC number 755704993