Minstrel Shows

Minstrel Shows: Selected full-text books and articles

Ridicule and Wonder: The Beginnings of Minstrelsy and New York By Womack, Andrew Afro-Americans in New York Life and History, Vol. 36, No. 2, July 2012
American Popular Music and Its Business: The First Four Hundred Years, from 1790-1909 By Russell Sanjek Oxford University Press, vol.2, 1988
Librarian's tip: "The Arrival of the Minstrel Show" begins on p. 170
Horrible Prettiness: Burlesque and American Culture By Robert C. Allen University of North Carolina Press, 1991
Librarian's tip: "Burlesque and Minstrelsy" begins on p. 163
The Minstrel in the Parlor: Nineteenth-Century Sheet Music and the Domestication of Blackface Minstrelsy By Dunson, Stephanie ATQ (The American Transcendental Quarterly), Vol. 16, No. 4, December 2002
Melody and Mirth on Washington Street: John Ordway and Blackface Minstrelsy in Antebellum Boston By Tucker, Christopher The Historian, Vol. 74, No. 1, Spring 2012
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Catholic Connection to Blackface Goes Back to the Racist Act's Start By Remedios, Jesse National Catholic Reporter, Vol. 55, No. 11, March 8, 2019
African-American Performance and Theater History: A Critical Reader By Harry J. Elam Jr.; David Krasner Oxford University Press, 2001
Librarian's tip: Chap. 9 "Black Minstrelsy and Double Inversion, Circa 1890"
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