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100 1 _aThompson, Katrina Dyonne.
245 1 0 _aRing shout, wheel about :
_bthe racial politics of music and dance in North American slavery /
_cKatrina Dyonne Thompson.
264 1 _aUrbana :
_bUniversity of Illinois Press,
300 _a1 online resource (x, 242 pages) :
336 _atext
337 _acomputer
338 _aonline resource
490 0 _aJSTOR eBooks
520 _a"In this ambitious project, historian Katrina Thompson examines the conceptualization and staging of race through the performance, sometimes coerced, of black dance from the slave ship to the minstrel stage. Drawing on a rich variety of sources, Thompson explicates how black musical performance was used by white Europeans and Americans to justify enslavement, perpetuate the existing racial hierarchy, and mask the brutality of the domestic slave trade. Whether on slave ships, at the auction block, or on plantations, whites often used coerced performances to oppress and demean the enslaved. As Thompson shows, however, blacks' "backstage" use of musical performance often served quite a different purpose. Through creolization and other means, enslaved people preserved some native musical and dance traditions and invented or adopted new traditions that built community and even aided rebellion. Thompson shows how these traditions evolved into nineteenth-century minstrelsy and, ultimately, raises the question of whether today's mass media performances and depictions of African Americans are so very far removed from their troublesome roots"--
_cProvided by publisher.
504 _aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
505 0 _aThe script : "Africa was but a blank canvas for Europe's imagination" -- Casting : "They sang their home-songs, and danced, each with his free foot slapping the deck" -- Onstage : "Dance you damned niggers, dance" -- Backstage : "White folks do as they please, and the darkies do as they can" -- Advertisement : "Dancing through the Streets and act lively" -- Same script, different actors : "Eb'ry time I weel about, I jump Jim Crow" -- Epilogue : the show must go on -- -
546 _aText in English.
588 _aDescription based on print version record.
650 0 _aSlaves
_zSouthern States
_vSongs and music.
650 0 _aSlaves
_zUnited States
_xSocial life and customs.
650 0 _aRace in the theater
_zUnited States
650 0 _aTheater and society
_zUnited States
650 0 _aAfrican American dance
650 0 _aSlavery
_zUnited States
650 0 _aPlantation life
_zUnited States.
650 0 _aRacism in popular culture
_zUnited States
776 0 8 _iPrint version:
_aThompson, Katrina Dyonne.
_tRing shout, wheel about
_w(DLC) 2013032131
856 4 0 _uhttps://ezproxy.uttyler.edu/login?url=http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5406/j.ctt7zw5wh
_yClick here to view this ebook.
938 _aEBSCOhost
938 _aProject MUSE
938 _aIngram Digital eBook Collection
942 _cEBOOK
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