Minstrel Banjo

For enthusiasts of early banjo

Reference Books

Bean, A. M., Hatch, J. V., & McNamara, B. (1996). Inside the Minstrel Mask. Middletown, Ct: Wesleyan University Press.

Carlin, B. (2004). The Birth of the Banjo. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc.

Cockrell, D. (1997). Demons of Disorder - Early Blackface Minstrels and Their World. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Dubois, Laurent (2016). The Banjo, America’s African Instrument

Ellis, Rex M. (2001). With a Banjo On My Knee, A Musical Journey From Slavery to Freedom

Lhamon, W.T. Jr, (1998), Raising Cain, Blackface Performance from Jim Crow to Hip Hop

Mahar, W. J. (1999). Behind the Burnt Cork Mask. Urbana and Chicago, Il: University of Illinois Press.

Nathan, H. (1962). Dan Emmett and the Rise of Early Negro Minstrelsy. University of Oklahoma Press.

Rice, E. L. (1911). Monarchs of Minstrelsy, from "daddy" Rice to date. New York City, NY: Kenny Publishing Company.

Sacks, H, Sacks, R. (2003). Way Up North In Dixie, University of Illinois Press

Shames, Susan P., (2010) The Old Plantation, The Artist Revealed

Smith, Christopher J. (2013) The Creolization of American Culture,

Toll, R. C. (1974). Blacking Up - The Minstrel Show in Nineteenth Century America. New York: Oxford University Press.


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