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.
Chapel Hill :
University of North Carolina Press,
|Series:||Cultural studies of the United States.
|Online Access:||Available via EBSCO eBook Collection|
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- 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.