Eric Lott in National Geographic

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Who Was Jim Crow?

National Geographic, 8.6.15
“He would put on not only blackface makeup, but shabby dress that imitated in his mind—and white people’s minds of the time—the dress and aspect and demeanor of the southern enslaved black person,” says Eric Lott, author of Love and Theft: Blackface Minstrelsy and the American Working Class and professor of English and American Studies at the City University of New York Graduate Center.

Submitted on: AUG 10, 2015

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