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Published: 09 August 2013

352 Pages | 14 illus.

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195320558

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Love & Theft

Blackface Minstrelsy and the American Working Class

20th Anniversary Edition

Eric Lott and Foreword by Greil Marcus

Race and American Culture

  • Offers an original interpretation of the first and most popular form of nineteenth-century entertainment
  • Connects the cultural to the political, reading music, lyrics, jokes, burlesque skits, and illustrations in tandem with working-class racial ideologie
  • Exposes minstrelsy as a signifier for the rift between high and low cultures
  • Traversing the fields of literature, performance, music, and history, Love & Theft is an exemplary work in the interdisciplinary field of American Studies

New to this Edition:

  • Features a new foreword by renowned cultural critic Greil Marcus
  • A new afterword by the author discusses the book's enduring influence on American cultural studies twenty years after its initial publication