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The Oxford Companion to United States History
Bruce McConachieBruce McConachie

a popular form of nineteenth-century urban entertainment.Between 1843 and the Civil War, dozens of troupes of white men in blackface performed minstrelsy in cities across America. Presented as a loosely structured series of songs, jokes, dances, variety acts, and skits, minstrelsy depicted foolish, sensual, and sentimental images of ... ...

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