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Performing the temple of liberty : slavery, theater, and popular culture in London and Philadelphia, 1760-1850 / Jenna M. Gibbs.

Author/creator Gibbs, Jenna M., 1961-
Format Electronic and Book
Publication InfoBaltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014.
Descriptionxiv, 313 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Supplemental Content Full text available from Ebook Central - Academic Complete
Series Early America: history, context, culture
Contents Introduction: Slave-trade abolition: pageantry, parody, and the goddess of liberty (1800s- 1820s) -- Celebrating Columbia, mother of the white republic -- Abolitionist britannia and the blackface supplicant slave -- Spreading liberty to Africa -- Part 2. Introduction: emancipation and political reform: burlesque, picaresque, and the great experiment (1820s-1830s) -- Blackface freedom: life in London, life in Philadelphia -- Transatlantic travelers, slavery, and Charles Mathew's "Black fun" -- Part 3. Introduction: Radical abolitionism, revolt, & revolution: Spartacus and the blackface minstrel (1830s-1850s) -- Spartacus, Jim Crow, and the Black jokes of revolt -- Revolutionary brotherhood: Black Spartacus, Black hercules, and the wage slave -- Conclusion: Uncle Tom, the eighteenth-century revolutionary legacy, and historical memory.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 257-296) and index.
Access restrictionAvailable only to authorized users.
Technical detailsMode of access: World Wide Web
Genre/formElectronic books.
LCCN 2013033294
ISBN9781421413389 (hardcover : alk. paper)
ISBN1421413388 (hardcover : alk. paper)

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