Darktown Strutters: A Novel

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Univ of Massachusetts Press, 1994 - Fiction - 233 pages
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Darktown Strutters is the story of Jim Crow, a remarkable dancer, born in slavery, who performs in minstrel shows, South and North, during the furious times of pre- and post- Civil War America. Touching, harrowing, and inspiring, Darktown Strutters is a unique novel of courage and pride from the author of Tragic Magic.

 

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

The volatile world of 19th-century minstrel shows and one of its finest dancers, the original Jim Crow, are explored by Brown in his second novel (after Tragic Magic, 1978). Jim got his name and his ... Read full review

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Strutters
WHOS WHO
221
WHOS WHO
231
FURTHER READING
233
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About the author (1994)

Wesley Brown is author of the novel Tragic Magic, two plays, and coeditor of two multicultural anthologies. He teaches literature and creative writing at Rutgers University.

W. T. Lhamon Jr. is professor of English at Florida State University and author of Raising Cain: Blackface Performance from Jim Crow to Hip Hop.

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