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Blackface NationRace, Reform, and Identity in American Popular Music, 1812-1925$
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Brian Roberts

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780226451503

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226451787.001.0001

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Conclusion: Musical without End

Conclusion: Musical without End

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(p.278) 10 Conclusion: Musical without End
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Blackface Nation
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Brian Roberts

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226451787.003.0011

This chapter argues that there is a reason few Americans today have ever heard of the Hutchinson Family singers, while manifestations of the minstrel perception – such as college blackface parties – continue to crop up with regularity. This is because the Hutchinsons’ side – the side of middle class uplift, communism, equality, humanitarianism and peace - lost the culture war in America. Capitalism, hierarchy, violent self-expression and individualism triumphed, and these ideas continue to be expressed in American culture through some form of the minstrel perception.

Keywords:   Hutchinson Family Singers, blackface minstrelsy, blackface parties, Harlem Renaissance, Carl Van Vechten, Sojourner Truth

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