Fun in Black or Sketches of Minstrel Life

By: Day, Charles H.

Price: $150.00

Quantity: 1 available


This softcover book has significant damage to the front wrap and spine along with the first interior page which is also the title page. The front wrap and title page both have a torn away section upper right. Please see my scan for the appearance of the front wrap. The title page has similar damage but only a small bit of text is affected. All publication information is clearthe front wrap is almost removed but is still attached at the top of the spine. Overall, this book is in Fair condition, though that is mainly because of the damage described. The interior is otherwise complete and in attractive condition. This is an uncommon title. WorldCat locates only eight copies in institutions. While this book is an important early histroy and description of minstrel practice by Day, it is also important for the essay by Col. T. Allston Brown, "The Origin of Negro Minstrelsy." Both Day and Brown are included in Inside the Minstrel Mask, the important collection of essays on minstrelsy. This is a significant work on one of America's most popular 19th century entertainments, an entertainment that is often ignored because of its essentially racist nature. ; Color Cover and B&W Illustrations; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 70 +ads pages

Title: Fun in Black or Sketches of Minstrel Life

Author Name: Day, Charles H.

Categories: Music,

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Publisher: New York, Robert M. De Witt, Publisher: 1874

Binding: Softcover

Seller ID: 16801

Keywords: Music Minstrel Minstrelsy Race Racism Musical Theater American History