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Author Gibbs, Jenna M., 1961-
Title Performing the temple of liberty : slavery, theater, and popular culture in London and Philadelphia, 1760-1850 / Jenna M. Gibbs
Imprint Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014
book jacket
 Modern History Library  792.09421 G443    AVAILABLE    30550100570207
 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  PN2596.L6 G443 2014    AVAILABLE    30530001187806
Descript xiv, 313 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Series Early America: history, context, culture
Early America
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-296) and index
Introduction: political and cultural exchange in the British Atlantic -- Part. 1. Slave-trade abolition: pageantry, parody, and the goddess of liberty (1790s-1820s) -- Celebrating Columbia, mother of the white republic -- Abolitionist britannia and the blackface supplicant slave -- Spreading liberty to Africa -- Part 2. Emancipation and political reform: burlesque, picaresque, and the great experiment (1820s-1830s) -- Blackface freedom and blackface picaresque: life in London, life in Philadelphia -- Transatlantic travelers, slavery, and Charles Mathew's "Black fun" -- Part 3. Radical abolitionism, revolt, and 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
Subject Theater -- England -- London -- History -- 18th century
Theater -- England -- London -- History -- 19th century
Theater -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- History -- 18th century
Theater -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- History -- 19th century
Slave trade in the theater
Race in the theater
London (England) -- Social life and customs
Philadelphia (Pa.) -- Social life and customs
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