abolition, 79–80
absorption, 73, 174
activism: anti-slavery, 2, 42, 49; black,
42–43, 104–5; middle-class aboli-
tionist, 42–43; working-class, 29,
42–43
Ade, George, 135–36
Adventures of Two Dutch Dolls and a
Golliwog, The (Upton), 65–66
Aguinaldo, Emilio, 115–17
Aiken, George, 63
Aldridge, Ira, 31, 38
alienation, 27
Allen, Maud, 178–79
alternative economies, 107–8
American Notes (Dickens), 27–29
American School of Ethnography,
77–78
American Slavery as It Is (Weld), 44,
80
Armstrong, Louis, 271
Art of Stage Dancing, The (Wayburn),
167
Baartman, Saartjie, 226–27
Badin, 287n16
Badu, Erykah, 284
Baker, Josephine, 198–200, 206–7, 226,
239; “Black Venus” and colo-
nial fantasies of, 251–52; de Gaulle
and, 258–61; Fanon and, 253; as
female primitive, 256; France and,
240–41, 259, 261; French colonial
encounters and, 252–55; illness of,
260; reactionary backlash against,
256–57
Bakhtin, Mikhail, 77
Bannerman, Helen, 55, 66
Barnes, Albert C., 229
Basie, Catherine, 35
Beecher, Catherine, 90
Beerbohm, Constance, 133
Belle Davis and Her Picaninnies, 19–
20, 30–35, 38–40, 46–47
Benjamin, Walter, 17
Bennett, David, 167
Berkeley, Busby, 167
Birdoff, Harry, 68–69
blackface: absorption and, 73; bur-
lesque and, 98; Orientalist, 178;
white, 64; white women and, 68, 74
Black America (McClain and Sals-
bury), 26, 139–41, 143, 207
Black Bohemia, 110–11
Black Bostonians, The (Forsyne), 31
black gestural vocabularies, 130
Black Patti’s Troubadours, 32–33, 96,
118–19, 126
black revues, 4
Blair, Juliet, 108–9
Blake, Eubie, 197–98
Blyton, Enid, 65–66
body, 13–17, 58–59, 62; as assemblage,
16; blackness and the laboring, 22;
black bodily memory, 73; black

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