The Gravest Show on Earth: America in the Age of Aids
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1995. 399 p.
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“THE BIGGEST COLORED SHOW ON EARTH”: HOW MINSTRELSY HAS DEFINED PERFORMANCES OF AFRICAN AMERICAN IDENTITY FROM 19TH CENTURY THEATER TO HIP HOP Neuhoff, Laura-Brynn (Georgetown University, 2017-04-26)This senior thesis seeks to answer the following question: how and why is the word “minstrel” and associated images still used in American rap and hip hop performances? The question was sparked by the title of a 2005 rap ...