Scholarship / Beyond Blackface
Beyond Blackface
Editor, Beyond Blackface: African Americans and the Creation of American Popular Culture, 1890-1930 (H. Eugene and Lillian Youngs Lehman Series) (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2011), 400 pages.

This collection of thirteen essays brings together original work from sixteen distinguished scholars in various disciplines, ranging from theater and literature to history and music, to address the complex roles of black performers, entrepreneurs, and consumers in American mass culture during the early twentieth century. Moving beyond the familiar territory of blackface and minstrelsy, these essays present a fresh look at the history of African Americans and mass culture.

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