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Hoo-doo cowboys and bronze buckaroos : conceptions of the African American West, Michael K. Johnson

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Hoo-doo cowboys and bronze buckaroos : conceptions of the African American West
Title
Hoo-doo cowboys and bronze buckaroos
Title remainder
conceptions of the African American West
Statement of responsibility
Michael K. Johnson
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Hoo-Doo Cowboys and Bronze Buckaroos undertakes an interdisciplinary exploration of the African American West through close readings of texts from a variety of media. This approach allows for both an in-depth analysis of individual texts and a discussion of material often left out or underrepresented in studies focused only on traditional literary material. The book engages heretofore unexamined writing by Rose Gordon, who wrote for local Montana newspapers rather than for a national audience; memoirs and letters of musicians, performers, and singers (such as W.C. Handy and Taylor Gordon), who lived in or wrote about touring the American West; the novels and films of Oscar Micheaux; black-cast westerns starring Herb Jeffries; largely unappreciated and unexamined episodes from the "golden age of western television" that feature African American actors; film and television westerns that use science fiction settings to imagine a "postracial" or "postsoul" frontier; Percival Everett's fiction addressing contemporary black western experience; and movies as recent as Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained. Despite recent interest in the history of the African American West, we know very little about how the African American past in the West has been depicted in a full range of imaginative forms. Hoo-Doo Cowboys and Bronze Buckaroos advances our discovery of how the African American West has been experienced, imagined, portrayed, and performed"--
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1963-
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Johnson, Michael K.
Dewey number
810.9/896073
Index
index present
LC call number
PS153.N5
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Margaret Walker series in African American studies
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  • American literature
  • American literature
  • African Americans in popular culture
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Frontier and pioneer life in literature
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • African Americans
  • African Americans in popular culture
  • African Americans
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • Frontier and pioneer life in literature
  • West United States
Label
Hoo-doo cowboys and bronze buckaroos : conceptions of the African American West, Michael K. Johnson
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; CONTENTS; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; INTRODUCTION; 1. Performing (in) the African American West: Minstrel Shows, Brass Bands, Hoo-Doo Cowboys, and Other Musical Tricksters; 2. "Try to Refrain from That Desire": Self-Control and Violent Passion in Oscar Micheaux's African American Western; 3. "This Strange White World": Race and Place in Era Bell Thompson's American Daughter and Rose Gordon's Newspaper Writing; 4. Cowboys, Cooks, and Comics: African American Characters in Westerns of the 1930s; 5. Oscar Micheaux, The Exile, and the Black Western Race Film
  • 6. Sammy Davis Jr., Woody Strode, and the Black Westerner of the Civil Rights Era7. Looking at the Big Picture: Percival Everett's Western Fiction; 8. The Post-Soul Cowboy on the Science Fiction Frontier; CONCLUSION THE D Is Silent; NOTES; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z
Control code
851754661
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781617039294
Lccn
2013026999
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
ebc1181949
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt2n6psc
  • ee0fdb65-5195-424d-96bb-9155e2b4301c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)851754661
Label
Hoo-doo cowboys and bronze buckaroos : conceptions of the African American West, Michael K. Johnson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; CONTENTS; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; INTRODUCTION; 1. Performing (in) the African American West: Minstrel Shows, Brass Bands, Hoo-Doo Cowboys, and Other Musical Tricksters; 2. "Try to Refrain from That Desire": Self-Control and Violent Passion in Oscar Micheaux's African American Western; 3. "This Strange White World": Race and Place in Era Bell Thompson's American Daughter and Rose Gordon's Newspaper Writing; 4. Cowboys, Cooks, and Comics: African American Characters in Westerns of the 1930s; 5. Oscar Micheaux, The Exile, and the Black Western Race Film
  • 6. Sammy Davis Jr., Woody Strode, and the Black Westerner of the Civil Rights Era7. Looking at the Big Picture: Percival Everett's Western Fiction; 8. The Post-Soul Cowboy on the Science Fiction Frontier; CONCLUSION THE D Is Silent; NOTES; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z
Control code
851754661
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781617039294
Lccn
2013026999
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
ebc1181949
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt2n6psc
  • ee0fdb65-5195-424d-96bb-9155e2b4301c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)851754661

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