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Thread #122362 Message #3798939
Posted By: GUEST,Phil d'Conch
04-Jul-16 - 04:11 AM
Thread Name: Ship Margaret Evans, songs
Subject: RE: Ship Margaret Evans, songs
See the Help: What is a bulgine? thread if you're still unfamiliar with the Negro Lecture on the Locomotive Bulgine genre.
Gibb: ..."bulgine" had the connotation of Black speech at that point:"
"One of the most tangible of these to note in this particular discussion is the word 'bulgine,' which seems to me a word that was at that time understood as markedly Black speech, and for that reason, also popular with evoking stereotypical Blackness in minstrel songs."
10 May 1849, two dozen dead and five times the injured at the Astor Place Riots, beaten, kicked and stoned because... Shakespeare.
Two thirds of the land never went to a minstrel show. A sixth went, and left feeling somewhere betwixt "Meh" and "Boffo!" A sixth were so disgusted with the entire concept they were too busy plotting to emigrate to Africa; take over ferries and/or assassinate presidents (allegedly.)
It's a big planet.