Performing the temple of liberty : slavery, theater, and popular culture in London and Philadelphia, 1760-1850

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Main Author: Gibbs, Jenna M., 1961-
Format: Book
Published: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014.
Series:Early America.
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: Slave-trade abolition: pageantry, parody, and the goddess of liberty (1800s- 1820s)
  • Celebrating Columbia, mother of the white republic
  • Abolitionist britannia and the blackface supplicant slave
  • Spreading liberty to Africa
  • Part 2. Introduction: emancipation and political reform: burlesque, picaresque, and the great experiment (1820s-1830s)
  • Blackface freedom: life in London, life in Philadelphia
  • Transatlantic travelers, slavery, and Charles Mathew's "Black fun"
  • Part 3. Introduction: Radical abolitionism, revolt, & 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.