Jump Jim Crow
Lost Plays, Lyrics, and Street Prose of the First Atlantic Popular Culture
By (author) W. T. Lhamon
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Jump Jim Crow by W. T. Lhamon
Book DescriptionUpstaging conventional stories and forms, giving direction and expression to the unruly attitudes of a burgeoning underclass, the plays in this anthology enact a vital force in great fictions, movies and musics of the Atlantic and in the jumping, speedy styles that join all these forms.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674010628
(235mm x 155mm x 38mm)
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author W. T. Lhamon
Jim Crow, American, Paperback (November 2009)
Jim Crow is the figure that has long represented America's imperfect union. This work of Jim plays and songs presents performances that assembled backtalk, banter, masquerade, and dance into the diagnostic American style.
Deliberate Speed, Paperback (May 2002)
In this text, W.T. Lhamon offers an analysis of hesitant movements that sought to challenge what David Riesman once labeled "the other-directed society".
Raising Cain, Paperback (April 2000)» View all books by W. T. Lhamon
This is the story of an insubordinate, rebellious, popular culture stretching from Jim Crow to Hip hop. It looks at how the outcasts, following blackface, of official culture have made their own place in the world, and are now represented by stand-up comedy, rock 'n' roll, talk TV and Hip hop.
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Author Biography - W. T. Lhamon
W. T. Lhamon, Jr., is Emeritus Professor of English at Florida State University and Lecturer in American Studies at Smith College.
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