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The Resource Ring shout, wheel about : the racial politics of music and dance in North American slavery, Katrina Dyonne Thompson

Ring shout, wheel about : the racial politics of music and dance in North American slavery, Katrina Dyonne Thompson

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Ring shout, wheel about : the racial politics of music and dance in North American slavery
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Ring shout, wheel about
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the racial politics of music and dance in North American slavery
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Katrina Dyonne Thompson
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Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
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Thompson, Katrina Dyonne
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
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illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
Text in English
LC call number
E443
LC item number
.T49 2014
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Slaves
  • Slaves
  • Race in the theater
  • Theater and society
  • African American dance
  • Slavery
  • Plantation life
  • Racism in popular culture
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Ring shout, wheel about : the racial politics of music and dance in North American slavery, Katrina Dyonne Thompson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The 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 -- -
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 242 p.
Isbn
9780252096112
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Lccn
2013032131
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illus.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o861676493
  • (OCoLC)861676493
Label
Ring shout, wheel about : the racial politics of music and dance in North American slavery, Katrina Dyonne Thompson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The 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 -- -
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 242 p.
Isbn
9780252096112
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Lccn
2013032131
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illus.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o861676493
  • (OCoLC)861676493

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