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

Nicholas Sammond, Author
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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.
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