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The Blackface Minstrel Show in Mass Media

20th Century Performances on Radio, Records, Film and Television

The Blackface Minstrel Show in Mass Media( )
Author: Brooks, Tim
ISBN:978-1-4766-7676-0
Publication Date:Dec 2019
Publisher:McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $39.95
Book Description:

The minstrel show occupies a complex and controversial space in the history of American popular culture. While it is seen as a relic of America's deeply shameful and racist past, it also provided the first vehicle by which African-Americans were able to enter the entertainment world. This book investigates the often ignored 20th century history of minstrelsy as it entered the age of mass media, addressing such minstrel stars as Al Jolson, Bing Crosby, and Mickey Rooney. Tracing the...
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Book Details
Pages:228
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):7 x 10 x 0.456 Inches



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