INDEX
abolitionism: audience and, 74, 76, 91,
94–96, 113, 120, 123, 362 n.48, 367
n.119; black abolitionists, 66–69, 78–
79, 81–86, 93–94, 361 n.48, 375 n.2;
horrors of slavery and, 73, 82–83, 86,
91–92, 95, 97; New England reform
and, 85–86; racial ambiguity and, 19;
spirit-rapping and, 16; spiritualism
and, 125–26, 373 n.181; transatlantic
abolitionism, 66–68
Abyssinia (Williams and Walker Com-
pany), 253–56
Adams, Rachel, 29
Aegyptonia, 80
Africa: African American migration
narrative and, 88–90, 247–48; African
colonization, 226, 231, 240, 242, 244–
45, 402 n.87; African ways of remem-
bering, 16; back-to-Africa musicals,
211–12, 215, 221, 241–42; black perfor-
mance and, 88–90, 190–91, 221–24;
Ethiopianism, 290; exhibits about,
224–25; internal slavery trade, 404
n.119; slave narratives and, 88–90;
songs of, 224; stereotypical images of
Africa, 207–12, 250–56, 263–69, 400
n.58. See also In Dahomey (Williams
and Walker Company)
African Company, 213, 389 n.121, 389
n.122
African ways of remembering, 16
Afro-alienation acts, 4–6, 224, 233–34,
242–43, 349 n.6. See also alienation
Aida (Verdi), 328, 405 n.120
Aldrige, Ira, 28, 352–53 n.44
alienation: Afro-alienation acts, 4–6,
224, 233–34, 242–43, 349 n.6; black
female body and, 7–8, 223; Brechtian,
4–5, 5, 28, 39, 224, 254, 349 n.6; free-
dom and, 12–13, 21; identity forma-
tion and, 4–6, 12–13, 29, 293; perfor-
mance and, 2–3, 223–24, 293
Allen, Carol, 289
Allen, John F., 128
Allen, Robert C., 9, 22–23, 165, 174, 175,
177, 204, 389 n.122, 393 n.141
Alloula, Malek, 336–37
Altick, Richard, 78, 79, 80, 82
American Colonization Society, 240,
402 n.87
American Notes (Dickens), 357 n.137
Ammons, Elizabeth, 284, 291–92
Anderson, Benedict, 269, 278
Anderson, Paul Allen, 300–301, 303
Andrews William L., 77
antislavery: fugitive slaves and, 358 n.8;
the Gothic and, 368 n.126; interna-
tional movements, 82, 392 n. 138; pan-
oramas and, 47, 68, 78, 86, 93–94, 361
n.48, 363 n.63; sacred song and, 115,
117–18, 306, 369 n.140, 370 nn.147– 48;
Sojourner Truth and, 158–59,
INDEX
abolitionism: audience and, 74, 76, 91,
94–96, 113, 120, 123, 362 n.48, 367
n.119; black abolitionists, 66–69, 78–
79, 81–86, 93–94, 361 n.48, 375 n.2;
horrors of slavery and, 73, 82–83, 86,
91–92, 95, 97; New England reform
and, 85–86; racial ambiguity and, 19;
spirit-rapping and, 16; spiritualism
and, 125–26, 373 n.181; transatlantic
abolitionism, 66–68
Abyssinia (Williams and Walker Com-
pany), 253–56
Adams, Rachel, 29
Aegyptonia, 80
Africa: African American migration
narrative and, 88–90, 247–48; African
colonization, 226, 231, 240, 242, 244–
45, 402 n.87; African ways of remem-
bering, 16; back-to-Africa musicals,
211–12, 215, 221, 241–42; black perfor-
mance and, 88–90, 190–91, 221–24;
Ethiopianism, 290; exhibits about,
224–25; internal slavery trade, 404
n.119; slave narratives and, 88–90;
songs of, 224; stereotypical images of
Africa, 207–12, 250–56, 263–69, 400
n.58. See also In Dahomey (Williams
and Walker Company)
African Company, 213, 389 n.121, 389
n.122
African ways of remembering, 16
Afro-alienation acts, 4–6, 224, 233–34,
242–43, 349 n.6. See also alienation
Aida (Verdi), 328, 405 n.120
Aldrige, Ira, 28, 352–53 n.44
alienation: Afro-alienation acts, 4–6,
224, 233–34, 242–43, 349 n.6; black
female body and, 7–8, 223; Brechtian,
4–5, 5, 28, 39, 224, 254, 349 n.6; free-
dom and, 12–13, 21; identity forma-
tion and, 4–6, 12–13, 29, 293; perfor-
mance and, 2–3, 223–24, 293
Allen, Carol, 289
Allen, John F., 128
Allen, Robert C., 9, 22–23, 165, 174, 175,
177, 204, 389 n.122, 393 n.141
Alloula, Malek, 336–37
Altick, Richard, 78, 79, 80, 82
American Colonization Society, 240,
402 n.87
American Notes (Dickens), 357 n.137
Ammons, Elizabeth, 284, 291–92
Anderson, Benedict, 269, 278
Anderson, Paul Allen, 300–301, 303
Andrews William L., 77
antislavery: fugitive slaves and, 358 n.8;
the Gothic and, 368 n.126; interna-
tional movements, 82, 392 n. 138; pan-
oramas and, 47, 68, 78, 86, 93–94, 361
n.48, 363 n.63; sacred song and, 115,
117–18, 306, 369 n.140, 370 nn.147– 48;
Sojourner Truth and, 158–59,
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