The History of Negro Humor in America

The History of Negro Humor in America

The History of Negro Humor in America

The History of Negro Humor in America

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Contents

I Links to West Africa 11

II Through the Long Years: Folk Tales 23

and "Protest" Hymns

III Minstrelsy: The Indelible Stereotype 39

IV A New Century Begins 61

V Enter Radio, Movies, And a New 101

"Uncle Tomism"

VI 1940-1960: The Dormant Years 115

VII The Age of Soul: In Kaleidoscope 157

VIII The Age of Soul -- Its Humor 179

Bibliography 205

Index 209

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