Chapter 11-pgs 365-375 - A.P. US Mods 6/7/8 Notes for pgs....

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A.P. US  Artem Kholodenko Mods 6/7/8 0109 Notes for pgs. 365 – 375
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Minstrel Shows Ideas About Blacks P.T. Barnum The Quest for Nationality   in Literature and Art Literary Geography US Gets Famous Writers Literature in New England - The Yankee (Brother Jonathan) was a character which showed  the American as a patriot, wise-guy, clever person - These type of minstrel shows arose in north cities in the 1840s,  with black faced whites joking, dancing, and humoring the  audience with a lot borrowed from the black culture - Blacks were shown as being stupid and clumsy, and blacks who  took public roles were shown as being incompetent and stump  speakers - By 1850s cities from NYC to SF had theaters, going form town to  town - He came form Bethel, CT, where he started a news paper  Herald  of Freedom   - Barnum thought of himself as a public benefactor, but he wasn’t 
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