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Behind the Burnt Cork Mask

Early Blackface Minstrelsy and Antebellum American Popular Culture
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Current format, Book, 1999, No Longer Available.
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The songs, dances, jokes, parodies, spoofs, and skits of blackface groups such as the Virginia Minstrels and Buckley's Serenaders became wildly popular in antebellum America. Drawing on an unprecedented archival study of playbills, newspapers, sketches, monologues, and music, William J. Mahar explores the racist…

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