Bl St Lec 103007

Bl St Lec 103007 - Bl St Lec 103007 Blackface Minstrelsy...

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Bl St Lec 103007 Blackface Minstrelsy [Lott’s Love and Theft] Began as performance in 1830’s, becomes dominant form of entertainment in the US Painted faces black and performed comedy West Indies-dominated by plantations US- plantations, merchantile economy, manufacturing economy recruit labor from Britain and Europe, meaning growing population of non-black workers Lott looks at relationships of whites to the slave population Blackface minstrelsy: representation of blacks, real subject matter is the immigrants from Ireland, germany, etc. whom invented it as it took shape in the US Initially Irish + German In post civil war period, black performers began to appear in blackface End of 18 th century, jewish [Yiddish] performers took over o Transferred from the theatre to film [Al Bolson, Eddie Cantor] Ignrtion, How the Irish Became White most people assumed the Irish disliked black ppl Love and Theft-Lott did not assume Irish people hated black ppl
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