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The Resource Early African entertainments abroad : from the Hottentot Venus to Africa's first Olympians, Bernth Lindfors

Early African entertainments abroad : from the Hottentot Venus to Africa's first Olympians, Bernth Lindfors

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Early African entertainments abroad : from the Hottentot Venus to Africa's first Olympians
Title
Early African entertainments abroad
Title remainder
from the Hottentot Venus to Africa's first Olympians
Statement of responsibility
Bernth Lindfors
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries African and pseudo-African performers were displayed as curiosities throughout Europe and America. Appearing in circuses, ethnographic exhibitions, and traveling shows, these individuals and troupes drew large crowds. As Bernth Lindfors shows, the showmen, impresarios, and even scientists who brought supposedly representative inhabitants of the "Dark Continent" to a gaping public often selected the performers for their sensational impact. Spotlighting and exaggerating physical, mental, or cultural differences, the resulting displays reinforced pernicious racial stereotypes and left a disturbing legacy.--Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
WU/DLC
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Lindfors, Bernth
Dewey number
791.089/9604
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Africa and the diaspora: history, politics, culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Africans
  • Africa
  • Blacks in popular culture
  • Racism in popular culture
  • Sideshows
  • Africa in popular culture
  • Africans
  • Blacks in popular culture
  • Racism in popular culture
  • Sideshows
  • Europe
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Early African entertainments abroad : from the Hottentot Venus to Africa's first Olympians, Bernth Lindfors
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-238) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Courting the Hottentot Venus -- The bottom line: African caricature in Georgian England -- Ira Aldridge at Covent Garden -- Clicks and clucks: Victorian reactions to San speech -- Charles Dickens and the Zulus -- A Zulu view of Victorian London -- Dr. Kahn and the Niam-Niams -- The United African twins on tour: a captivity narrative -- Circus Africans -- Africa's first Olympians
Control code
ocn872139230
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 248 pages
Isbn
9780299301644
Lccn
2014007282
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40024209656
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)872139230
Label
Early African entertainments abroad : from the Hottentot Venus to Africa's first Olympians, Bernth Lindfors
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-238) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Courting the Hottentot Venus -- The bottom line: African caricature in Georgian England -- Ira Aldridge at Covent Garden -- Clicks and clucks: Victorian reactions to San speech -- Charles Dickens and the Zulus -- A Zulu view of Victorian London -- Dr. Kahn and the Niam-Niams -- The United African twins on tour: a captivity narrative -- Circus Africans -- Africa's first Olympians
Control code
ocn872139230
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 248 pages
Isbn
9780299301644
Lccn
2014007282
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40024209656
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)872139230

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