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The Creolization of American Culture

William Sidney Mount and the Roots of Blackface Minstrelsy

The Creolization of American Culture( )
Author: Smith, Christopher J.
Series title:Music in American Life Ser.
ISBN:978-0-252-03776-4
Publication Date:Aug 2013
Publisher:University of Illinois Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $47.00
Book Description:

The Creolization of American Culture examines the artworks, letters, sketchbooks, music collection, and biography of the painter William Sidney Mount (1807-1868) as a lens through which to see the multiethnic antebellum world that gave birth to blackface minstrelsy. As a young man living in the multiethnic working-class community of New York's Lower East Side, Mount took part in the black-white musical interchange his paintings depict. An avid musician and tune collector as well as an...
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Pages:352
Detailed Subjects: Biography & Autobiography / Entertainment & Performing Arts
Music / Genres & Styles / Pop Vocal
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.13 x 9.25 x 1.4 Inches

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