Sign in or register
for additional privileges

Birth of An Industry: Blackface Minstrelsy and the Rise of American Animation

Nicholas Sammond, Author
Space, page 28 of 36


You appear to be using an older verion of Internet Explorer. For the best experience please upgrade your IE version or switch to a another web browser.

Space, Page 189

A later entry in the use of racist caricature, Terrytoon's Mississippi Swing (1941), features minstrelized black men who are naturally compulsive chicken thieves. Nostalgically collapsing racist caricature and blackface minstrelsy into a single object, this cartoon has racist caricatures perform as minstrels. Here, swing-era anxiety about black popular culture is fully expressed as jazz is connected to the Deep South, and by extension, slavery.

Reinscribing racism into emergent black cultures, Clean Pastures and Scrub Me Mama both link the hotness of jazz to the Deep South, the plantation negro, and associated fears of rebellion.
Comment on this page

Discussion of "Space, Page 189"

Add your voice to this discussion.

Checking your signed in status ...

Previous page on path Space, page 28 of 36 Next page on path

Related:  Race, Page 220Conclusion, Page 296Race, Page 258Labor, Page 128Performance, Page 82Space, Page 188Race, Page 248Space, Page 155Space, Page 184Space, Page 162Labor, Page 119Space, Page 141Space, Page 143Space, Page 146Labor, Page 123Space, Page 197Race, Page 230Race, Page 229Introduction, Page 4Race, Page 254Space, Page 181Introduction, Page 23Space, Page 193Race, Page 235Introduction, Page 2Space, Page 182Conclusion, Page 292Space, Page 187Conclusion, Page 289Race, Page 206Space, Page 165Labor, Page 122Conclusion, Page 304Race, Page 221Labor, Page 109Labor, Page 129Conclusion, Page 290Conclusion, Page 286Race, Page 251Space, Page 148Labor, Page 113Introduction, Page 14Performance, Page 45Race, Page 261Conclusion, Page 291Space, Page 175Labor, Page 132Race, Page 247Race, Page 231Conclusion, Page 302Space, Page 150Space, Page 194Race, Page 253Conclusion, Page 300Space, Page 163Performance, Page 50Race, Page 204Performance, Page 74Space, Page 177Labor, Page 112Introduction, Page 6Conclusion, Page 284Race, Page 252Labor, Page 101Performance, Page 35Space, Page 190Performance, Page 54Space, Page 183Performance, Page 70Space, Page 191Performance, Page 47Labor, Page 98Space, Page 172Space, Page 138Performance, Page 84Space, Page 152Race, Page 224Race, Page 225Performance, Page 46Introduction, Page 21Labor, Page 133Performance, Page 72Introduction, Page 29Conclusion, Page 273Conclusion, Page 298Introduction, Page 30Labor, Page 88Performance, Page 41Introduction, Page 1Space, Page 170Conclusion, Page 278Race, Page 213Performance, Page 34Race, Page 239Space, Page 178Race, Page 232Performance, Page 40Performance, Page 43Performance, Page 60Performance, Page 77Performance, Page 42Labor, Page 110Space, Page 195Conclusion, Page 303Conclusion, Page 275Performance, Page 52