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New Markets for Cultural Goods

Derek B. Scott

in Sounds of the Metropolis: The 19th Century Popular Music Revolution in London, New York, Paris and Vienna

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195309461
eISBN:
9780199871254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309461.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Art in the second half of the 19th century had to take its place in the market with other commodities. The economics of cultural provision in the metropolis necessitated focusing on particular ... More


Dvorák to Duke Ellington: A Conductor Rediscovers America's Music and Its African-American Roots

Maurice Peress

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195098228
eISBN:
9780199869817
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195098228.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Drawing upon a mix of research and the personal experience of a career devoted to the music about which Dvorák so presciently spoke, this book's narrative goes behind the scenes of the burgeoning ... More


Gender Trumps Race?: Cross‐Dressing Juba in Early Blackface Minstrelsy

Stephen Johnson

in When Men Dance: Choreographing Masculinities Across Borders

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195386691
eISBN:
9780199863600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386691.003.008
Subject:
Music, Dance

Stephen Johnson focuses on the interlacing gender and racial implications of a moment of cross‐dressing in the career of the black minstrel performer William Henry Lane, known as “Juba.” Surrounded ... More


George P. Knauff's Virginia Reels and the History of American Fiddling

Chris Goertzen

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496814272
eISBN:
9781496814319
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496814272.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

George P. Knauff's Virginia Reels (1839) was the first collection of southern fiddle tunes and the only substantial one published in the nineteenth century. Knauff's activity could not anticipate our ... More


America and Negro Music

Maurice Peress

in Dvorák to Duke Ellington: A Conductor Rediscovers America's Music and Its African-American Roots

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195098228
eISBN:
9780199869817
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195098228.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Dvorák made insightful predictions for the future of American music: “In the Negro melodies of America I discover all that is needed for a great and noble school of music”. This chapter details Negro ... More


Introduction: Framing Cajun Music

Ryan André Brasseaux

in Cajun Breakdown: The Emergence of an American Made Music

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195343069
eISBN:
9780199866977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343069.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This Introduction situates historically the Cajun community’s position within the broader cultural currents of the United States. The evolution of Cajun instrumentation, the earliest influences ... More


“I Want a Real Coon”: Twain and Ethnic Caricature

Henry B. Wonham

in Playing the Races: Ethnic Caricature and American Literary Realism

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195161946
eISBN:
9780199788101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195161946.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter explores Mark Twain's life-long fascination with ethnic humor and caricature, highlighting the oxymoronic logic involved in his affection for “the genuine nigger show” and other forms of ... More


The Blackface Pioneer: Thomas Dartmouth Rice and Minstrelsy's Frontier History

Matthew Rebhorn

in Pioneer Performances: Staging the Frontier

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199751303
eISBN:
9780199932559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751303.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature, Drama

This chapter reads the history of blackface minstrelsy, particularly T. D. Rice's successful farce, The Virginia Mummy (1837), as a part of the history of frontier performance. Rice's performance ... More


Building New Banjos for an Old-Time World

Richard Jones-Bamman

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041303
eISBN:
9780252099908
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041303.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This book addresses the relationship between small-scale banjo makers and the musical community within which they function, specifically groups and individuals interested in the performance and ... More


The Conflict over Baseball Comedy

Rebecca T. Alpert

in Out of Left Field: Jews and Black Baseball

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195399004
eISBN:
9780199897360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195399004.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter recounts the role played by Jewish entrepreneurs and comedians incorporating amusements into the serious game of baseball. Precursors to the costumed mascots of today, clowning and ... More


Grammar and Glamour: Writing and Authority

Penny Fielding

in Writing and Orality: Nationality, Culture, and Nineteenth-Century Scottish Fiction

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198121800
eISBN:
9780191671319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198121800.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter begins with a discussion of the problematic evaluation of speech and writing faced by Scottish writers. It then focuses on Scott's Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border, which represented ... More


Irving Berlin’s Theater

Jeffrey Magee

in Irving Berlin's American Musical Theater

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195398267
eISBN:
9780199933358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398267.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

Berlin’s conception of musical theater grew from his experiences performing in the saloons of New York’s Lower East Side in the early twentieth century. The term Lower East Side Aesthetic encompasses ... More


Berlin’s Follies, 1918–19

Jeffrey Magee

in Irving Berlin's American Musical Theater

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195398267
eISBN:
9780199933358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398267.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

In his wartime revue Yip Yip Yaphank (1918) and his contributions to the Ziegfeld Follies of 1919, Berlin found creative freedom under restrictions imposed by external circumstances. In Yaphank he ... More


“In Imitation of My Negro Mammy”: Alma Gluck and the American Prima Donna 1

Susan C. Cook

in The Arts of the Prima Donna in the Long Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195365870
eISBN:
9780199932054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195365870.003.0016
Subject:
Music, Opera, History, Western

This chapter looks at the dialogics between opera, art song and parlor ballads, blackface minstrelsy, spirituals, and crooning in the art and identity of the early twentieth-century prima donna. ... More


The Creolization of American Culture: William Sidney Mount and the Roots of Blackface Minstrelsy

Christopher J. Smith

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037764
eISBN:
9780252095047
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037764.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This book examines the artworks, letters, sketchbooks, music collection, and biography of the painter William Sidney Mount (1807–1868) as a lens through which to see the multi-ethnic antebellum world ... More


Primrose and Dockstader’s Minstrels 1912–14

Bruce Vermazen

in That Moaning Saxophone: The Six Brown Brothers and the Dawning of a Musical Craze

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195372182
eISBN:
9780199864140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372182.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American

From mid-1912 to April 1914, the Six Brown Brothers were an act in the olio or variety segment of Primrose and Dockstader's Minstrels, which headlined George Primrose and Lew Dockstader, whose ... More


Black for a Day: White Fantasies of Race and Empathy

Alisha Gaines

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469632834
eISBN:
9781469632858
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632834.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

In 1948, journalist Ray Sprigle traded his whiteness to live as a black man for four weeks. A little over a decade later, John Howard Griffin famously “became” black as well, traveling the American ... More


Ku-Klux: The Birth of the Klan during Reconstruction

Elaine Frantz Parsons

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625423
eISBN:
9781469625447
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625423.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

The reconstruction-era Ku-Klux Klan emerged as a solution to the problem of southern white defeat and black empowerment. Through Klan terror, white southern men tried both to reestablish their local ... More


Knauff’s “Ohio River” and “Indian Whoop”: The Rhythmic and Timbral Puzzles of Blackface Minstrelsy and of Modern Old-Time Fiddling

Chris Goertzen

in George P. Knauff's Virginia Reels and the History of American Fiddling

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496814272
eISBN:
9781496814319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496814272.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter studies the fourth and final pamphlet of George P. Knauff's Virginia Reels, which may have been published over a decade after the first three pamphlets appeared. During the possible ... More


Commercial Spirituals

Sandra Jean Graham

in Spirituals and the Birth of a Black Entertainment Industry

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041631
eISBN:
9780252050305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041631.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

As jubilee troupes multiplied and grew in popularity, minstrels and variety performers began to burlesque their performances by using songs modeled on spirituals, which I call commercial spirituals. ... More


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