Sambo

Sambo : The Rise & Demise of an American Jester

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  • Electronic book text
  • Oxford University Press
  • United Kingdom
  • Revised ed.
  • 0195363531
  • 9780195363531

About Joseph Boskin

Joseph Boskin is Professor of History and Afro-American Studies and Director of the Urban Studies and Public Policy Program at Boston University. He is the author of Into Slavery and Humor and Social Change in the Twentieth Century.show more

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"One of those rare works whose appearance must provoke astonishment that no previous author has ever tackled it."--American Quarterly"A major contribution to an important topic in Afro-American history. Boskin has written a book that is both readable and informative and will add substantially to the scholarship in the field."--Journal of Southern History"Intriguing, witty, and often insightful social history."--The New York Times Book Review"A major contribution to the study of stereotypes, the history of theatricals and other entertainments in America, and the analysis of material culture in the United States."--The Philadelphia Inquirer"A model of American studies methodology and a premier popular culture study of a troublesome, yet fascinating American icon....A signal contribution to the study of the influence of popular culture upon American race relations."--Choice"Deserves a reading by everyone interested in race and American popular culture. Highly recommended."--Library Journal"A good investment for readers who want to know how it really was."--West Coast Review of Books"This is very good--I will probably assign it the next time I teach my American humor course."--Dr. Thomas Altherr, Metropolitan State College"An excellent book."--L. Cassuto, Fordham University, Lincoln Center"A first-rate addition to cultural history."--Booklist "One of those rare works whose appearance must provoke astonishment that no previous author has ever tackled it."--American Quarterly "A major contribution to an important topic in Afro-American history. Boskin has written a book that is both readable and informative and will add substantially to the scholarship in the field."--Journal of Southern History "Intriguing, witty, and often insightful social history."--The New York Times Book Review "A major contribution to the study of stereotypes, the history of theatricals and other entertainments in America, and the analysis of material culture in the United States."--The Philadelphia Inquirer "A model of American studies methodology and a premier popular culture study of a troublesome, yet fascinating American icon....A signal contribution to the study of the influence of popular culture upon American race relations."--Choice "Deserves a reading by everyone interested in race and American popular culture. Highly recommended."--Library Journal "A good investment for readers who want to know how it really was."--West Coast Review of Books "This is very good--I will probably assign it the next time I teach my American humor course."--Dr. Thomas Altherr, Metropolitan State College "An excellent book."--L. Cassuto, Fordham University, Lincoln Center "A first-rate addition to cultural history."--Booklist "One of those rare works whose appearance must provoke astonishment that no previous author has ever tackled it."--American Quarterly "A major contribution to an important topic in Afro-American history. Boskin has written a book that is both readable and informative and will add substantially to the scholarship in the field."--Journal of Southern History "Intriguing, witty, and often insightful social history."--The New York Times Book Review "A major contribution to the study of stereotypes, the history of theatricals and other entertainments in America, and the analysis of material culture in the United States."--The Philadelphia Inquirer "A model of American studies methodology and a premier popular culture study of a troublesome, yet fascinating American icon....A signal contribution to the study of the influence of popular culture upon American race relations."--Choice "Deserves a reading by everyone interested in race and American popular culture. Highly recommended."--Library Journal "A good investment for readers who want to know how it really was."--West Coast Review of Books "This is very good--I will probably assign it the next time I teach my American humor course."--Dr. Thomas Altherr, Metropolitan State College "An excellent book."--L. Cassuto, Fordham University, Lincoln Center "A first-rate addition to cultural history."--Booklist "One of those rare works whose appearance must provoke astonishment that no previous author has ever tackled it."--American Quarterly"A major contribution to an important topic in Afro-American history. Boskin has written a book that is both readable and informative and will add substantially to the scholarship in the field."--Journal of Southern History"Intriguing, witty, and often insightful social history."--The New York Times Book Review"A major contribution to the study of stereotypes, the history of theatricals and other entertainments in America, and the analysis of material culture in the United States."--The Philadelphia Inquirer"A model of American studies methodology and a premier popular culture study of a troublesome, yet fascinating American icon....A signal contribution to the study of the influence of popular culture upon American race relations."--Choice"Deserves a reading by everyone interested in race and American popular culture. Highly recommended."--Library Journal"A good investment for readers who want to know how it really was."--West Coast Review of Books"This is very good--I will probably assign it the next time I teach my American humor course."--Dr. Thomas Altherr, Metropolitan State College"An excellent book."--L. Cassuto, Fordham University, Lincoln Center"A first-rate addition to cultural history."--Booklistshow more

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