Dan Emmett and the Rise of Early Negro Minstrelsy.
“The original music, with all the gaiety, the laughter, and the folk wit of the American minstrel”
Exhaustive study of Daniel Decatur Emmett, banjoist, fiddler, singer, composer and lyricist, comedian and playwright. Nathan’s book combines musicology, biography, and history to situate Emmett’s place in blackface theatre in nineteenth century America.
Description: Dan Emmett and the Rise of Early Negro Minstrelsy.
Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, (1962). xiv, 496pp. First Edition. Illustrated. Large 8vo. Publisher’s red cloth. Near fine in a dust jacket in very good condition.
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