Staging Race

Pub Date : 2009-06-30 | Author : Karen Sotiropoulos | Publisher : Harvard University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780674043879
ISBN 13 : 0674043871

Drawing extensively on black newspapers and commentary of the period, Karen Sotiropoulos shows how black performers and composers participated in a politically charged debate about..

Huck Finn S America

Pub Date : 2014-12-30 | Author : Andrew Levy | Publisher : Simon and Schuster

ISBN 10 : 9781439186985
ISBN 13 : 1439186987

A provocative, exuberant, and deeply researched investigation into Mark Twain’s writing of America’s favorite icon of childhood, Huckleberry Finn: “A boldly revisionist readi..

The Product Of Our Souls

Pub Date : 2015-05-18 | Author : David Gilbert | Publisher : UNC Press Books

ISBN 10 : 9781469622705
ISBN 13 : 146962270X

In 1912 James Reese Europe made history by conducting his 125-member Clef Club Orchestra at Carnegie Hall. The first concert by an African American ensemble at the esteemed venue w..

Electric Dreamland

Pub Date : 2012-07-16 | Author : Lauren Rabinovitz | Publisher : Columbia University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780231527217
ISBN 13 : 0231527217

More than two thousand amusement parks dotted the American landscape in the early twentieth century, thrilling the general public with the latest in entertainment and motion pictur..

The Strange Career Of Porgy And Bess

Pub Date : 2012-12-10 | Author : Ellen Noonan | Publisher : UNC Press Books

ISBN 10 : 9780807837337
ISBN 13 : 0807837334

Created by George Gershwin and DuBose Heyward and sung by generations of black performers, Porgy and Bess has been both embraced and reviled since its debut in 1935. In this compre..

Whiting Up

Pub Date : 2011-12-05 | Author : Marvin McAllister | Publisher : Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN 10 : 9780807869062
ISBN 13 : 0807869066

In the early 1890s, black performer Bob Cole turned blackface minstrelsy on its head with his nationally recognized whiteface creation, a character he called Willie Wayside. Just o..

Writing Reconstruction

Pub Date : 2015-05-04 | Author : Sharon D. Kennedy-Nolle | Publisher : UNC Press Books

ISBN 10 : 9781469621081
ISBN 13 : 1469621088

After the Civil War, the South was divided into five military districts occupied by Union forces. Out of these regions, a remarkable group of writers emerged. Experiencing the long..