Staging Slavery 1: Blackface Minstrelsy

All the materials linked below are from my UNCLE TOM'S CABIN & AMERICAN CULTURE archive.

  • MINSTREL IMAGES

  •     Look at and think about the 18 images under the Sheet Music Covers and Al-Ma-Nig links.

  • REVIEWS|NOTICES
        Read the 6 notices from 1853 - 1854.

  • SONGS
        From a computer connected to the web with a high speed connection, play "Zip Coon," "Old Dan Tucker," "Miss Lucy Long," "Old Colored Gentleman," "Stop Dat Knocking," "Old Uncle Ned" (vocal), "Nelly Was a Lady" and "Oh! Lemuel!"

  • CONTEMPORARY ACCOUNTS
        Read the first five essays here, from "Frederick Douglass on an All-Black Company" to "The Black Opera."

  • MINSTREL TEXTS
        Read at least the "Rev. Snowball's Sermon on Millerism"


  • HOMEPAGE [OPTIONAL]
        If you want to see more on Minstrelsy, help yourself.


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