Larrikins and blackface minstrelsy#2

12 May

My article on larrikins and blackface minstrelsy has finally appeared in the Journal of Social History. One of my aims in writing it was to provide an Australian perspective on debates about the relationship of blackface minstrelsy to race and class, given that those perspectives are usuallyoffered by American historians. But I was also keen to give a glimpse into male larrikns’ theatrical persona and everyday activities: their interest in performance in the street as well as minstrel performances and Ned Kelly-style melodramas.

Unfortunately, the Journal of Social History’s copyright restrictions say I can’t put it up online for some time, But anyone interested in a copy should feel free to ask for a pdf by email.

6 Responses to “Larrikins and blackface minstrelsy#2”

  1. Mild Colonial Boy, Esq. 13 May 2009 at 12:27 pm #

    Would it be possible to send me a PDF copy to themildcolonialboy[at] ?

  2. Lefty E 13 May 2009 at 1:15 pm #

    Id like a copy, Dr Bellanta!


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