Did the exhibit spark your interest in racial issues in the period between 1880 and 1940? Below are several texts that will further your knowledge on this topic. They were chosen by the contributors to this exhibit in order to provide additional insights into racial representation during this period. There are countless additional books and articles that will provide you with research to broaden your knowledge, but the following texts are those that significantly influenced the work in this exhibit.
Allmendinger, Blake. “The Plow and the Pen: The Pioneering Adventures of
Oscar Micheaux.” American Literature 75.3 (2003): 545. Print.
Bean, Annemarie, James V. Hatch, and Brooks McNamara, eds. Inside the
Minstrel Mask: Readings in Nineteenth Century Blackface Minstrelsy. Hanover, NH:
University Press of New England/Wesleyan UP, 1996. Print.
Berkhofer, Robert F. The White Man's Indian: Images of the American Indian, from
Columbus to the Present. New York: Vintage Books, 1979. Print.
Byrd, Joseph. “Whitewashing Blackface Minstrelsy In American College
Textbooks.” Popular Music & Society 32.1 (2009): 77-86. Humanities
International Complete. Web 28 Nov. 2013.
Chinn, Sarah E. Inventing Modern Adolescence: The Children of Immigrants in Turn-
of-the-Century America. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2009.
Deloria, Philip J. Indians in Unexpected Places. Lawrence: University Press of
Kansas, 2004. Print.
Ghartey-Tagoe, Kootin A. Y. "Lessons in Blackbody Minstrelsy: Old Plantation
and the Manufacture of Black Authenticity." TDR/the Drama Review. 57.2
(2013): 102-122. Print.
Jackson, George P. White and Negro Spirituals: Their Life Span and Kinship; Tracing
200 Years of Untrammeled Song Making and Singing Among Our Country
Folk. New York: Augustin, 1943. Print.
Kaplan, Amy. "Romancing the Empire: The Embodiment of American
Masculinity in the Popular Historical Novel of the 1890s." American Literary
History 2.4 (1990): 659-90. Web. 2 Dec. 2013.
Lee, Robert G. Orientals: Asian Americans in Popular Culture. Philadelphia:
Temple University Press, 1999. Print.
Moon, Krystyn. Yellowface: Creating the Chinese in American Popular Music and
Performance, 1850s-1920s. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers UP, 2004. Print.
Recchio, Thomas. "The Serious Play Of Gender: Blackface Minstrel Shows By
Mary Barnard Horne, 1892-1897." Nineteenth Century Theatre & Film 38.2
(2011): 38-50. America: History & Life. Web. 14 Dec. 2013.
Roediger, David R. The Wages of Whiteness: Race and the Making of the American
Working Class. London: Verso, 1999. Print.