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Sambo [electronic resource] : the rise & demise of an American jester / Joseph Boskin.

By: Boskin, Joseph.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1988Description: 1 online resource (ix, 252 p. [8] p. of plates) : ill.ISBN: 9780195363531 (electronic bk.); 0195363531 (electronic bk.); 1280523603; 9781280523601.Other title: Sambo : the rise and demise of an American jester.Subject(s): Popular culture -- United States | Sambo (Fictitious character) | African American entertainers -- Biography | African Americans in the performing arts | Fools and jesters -- United States | United States -- Race relations | Stereotype (Psychology) -- United States | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Cultural Policy | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Popular Culture | Noirs am�ericains -- Opinion publique -- Histoire | Artistes noirs am�ericains | Darstellender K�unstler | Geschichte | Humor | Schwarze (Motiv) | Schwarze | USAGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Unterhalter.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Sambo.DDC classification: 306.4/84/08996073 Other classification: HR 1855 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
An epitaph read backward in time -- As his name is, so is he -- Ladies and gentlemen: your attention please! Would you welcome the first American entertainer, Sambo!! -- And performing today at balls, circuses, theatres, picnics, churches, schools, and prisons- the indomitable, spirited, laughing- Jim Crow, esquire! -- Impressions in boldface -- Prismatic projections -- The camera eye -- The radio ear: the odd-couples connection -- The fool as an emancipator.
Summary: Traces the history of comic stereotype of the Black performer and explains how it was finally eradicated.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 225-243) and index.

An epitaph read backward in time -- As his name is, so is he -- Ladies and gentlemen: your attention please! Would you welcome the first American entertainer, Sambo!! -- And performing today at balls, circuses, theatres, picnics, churches, schools, and prisons- the indomitable, spirited, laughing- Jim Crow, esquire! -- Impressions in boldface -- Prismatic projections -- The camera eye -- The radio ear: the odd-couples connection -- The fool as an emancipator.

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

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