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Sambo : The Rise and Demise of an American Jester

By: Boskin, Joseph.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1988Description: 1 online resource (273 p.).ISBN: 9780195363531.Subject(s): Afro-American entertainers -- Biography | Afro-Americans in the performing arts | Fools and jesters -- United States | Popular culture -- United States | Sambo (Fictitious character) | Stereotype (Psychology) -- United States | United States -- Race relationsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Sambo : The Rise and Demise of an American JesterDDC classification: 306.484 | 306.4840899 LOC classification: E169.1 .B762 1988Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Contents; 1 An Epitaph Read Backward in Time; 2 As His Name Is, So Is He; 3 Ladies and Gentlemen: Your Attention, Please! Would You Welcome The First American Entertainer SAMBO!!; 4 And Performing Today at Balls, Circuses, Theatres Picnics, Churches, Schools, and Prisons-The Indomitable, Spirited, Laughing . . .; 5 Impressions in Boldface; 6 Prismatic Projections; 7 The Camera Eye; 8 The Radio Ear: The Odd-Couples Connection; 9 The FooI as an Emancipator; Notes; Index
Summary: Traces the history of comic stereotype of the Black performer and explains how it was finally eradicated.
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Contents; 1 An Epitaph Read Backward in Time; 2 As His Name Is, So Is He; 3 Ladies and Gentlemen: Your Attention, Please! Would You Welcome The First American Entertainer SAMBO!!; 4 And Performing Today at Balls, Circuses, Theatres Picnics, Churches, Schools, and Prisons-The Indomitable, Spirited, Laughing . . .; 5 Impressions in Boldface; 6 Prismatic Projections; 7 The Camera Eye; 8 The Radio Ear: The Odd-Couples Connection; 9 The FooI as an Emancipator; Notes; Index

Traces the history of comic stereotype of the Black performer and explains how it was finally eradicated.

Description based upon print version of record.

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Joseph Boskin is Professor of History and Afro-American Studies and Director of the Urban Studies and Public Policy Program at Boston University. He is the author of Into Slavery and Humor and Social Change in the Twentieth Century.

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