Slippery characters : ethnic impersonators and American identities /

This work examines the tradition of ethnic impersonators in the United States. It looks at works such as Welsh Baptist Elizabeth Stern's immigrant narrative "I am a Woman - and a Jew", and uncovers their surprising influence on American notions of identity.

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Main Author: Browder, Laura, 1963-
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2000.
Series:Cultural studies of the United States.
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520 |a This work examines the tradition of ethnic impersonators in the United States. It looks at works such as Welsh Baptist Elizabeth Stern's immigrant narrative "I am a Woman - and a Jew", and uncovers their surprising influence on American notions of identity. 
505 0 |a Slave narratives and the problem of authenticity -- Staged ethnicities: laying the groundwork for ethnic impersonator autobiographies -- Writing American: California novels of brown people and white nationhood -- One hundred percent American: how a slave, a janitor, and a former Klansman escaped racial categories by becoming Indians -- The immigrant's answer to Horatio Alger -- Passing as poor: class imposture in Depression America -- Postwar blackface: how middle-class white Americans became authentic through blackness -- To pass is to survive: Danny Santiago's Famous all over town -- Conclusion. Rewriting the ethnic autobiography. 
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650 0 |a Literary forgeries and mystifications  |x History. 
650 0 |a Impostors and imposture in literature. 
650 0 |a Difference (Psychology) in literature. 
650 0 |a Identity (Psychology) in literature. 
650 0 |a Passing (Identity) in literature. 
650 0 |a Group identity in literature. 
650 0 |a Ethnic groups in literature. 
650 0 |a Impersonation in literature. 
650 0 |a Ethnicity in literature. 
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