The Resource African American humor : the best Black comedy from slavery to today, edited by Mel Watkins ; foreword by Dick Gregory

African American humor : the best Black comedy from slavery to today, edited by Mel Watkins ; foreword by Dick Gregory

Label
African American humor : the best Black comedy from slavery to today
Title
African American humor
Title remainder
the best Black comedy from slavery to today
Statement of responsibility
edited by Mel Watkins ; foreword by Dick Gregory
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
817.008/0896073
Index
index present
LC call number
PN6231.N5
LC item number
A37 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Watkins, Mel
Series statement
The library of Black America
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American wit and humor
  • American prose literature
  • African American proverbs
  • African Americans
Label
African American humor : the best Black comedy from slavery to today, edited by Mel Watkins ; foreword by Dick Gregory
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"This collection of anecdotes, tales, jokes, toasts, rhymes, satire, riffs, poems, stand-up sketches, and snaps documents the evolution of African American humor over the past two centuries. It includes routines and writings from such luminaries as Bert Williams, Butterbeans & Susie, Stepin Fetchit, Moms Mabley, Ralph Ellison, Langston Hughes, Redd Foxx, Ishmael Reed, Bill Cosby, Richard Pryor, Martin Lawrence, and Chris Rock. This anthology includes classic stage routines, literary examples, and witty quotations presented in their entirety."--Publisher description
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • pt. 1.
  • Playin' the fool : slavery
  • pt. 2.
  • Lay my burden down : emancipation to the roaring twenties
  • pt. 3.
  • New day's a-comin' : the Harlem Renaissance to the fifties
  • pt. 4.
  • What you see is what you get : civil rights to the millennium
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxv, 374 pages
Isbn
9781556524301
Lccn
2002002895
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)49416127
  • (OCoLC)ocm49416127
Label
African American humor : the best Black comedy from slavery to today, edited by Mel Watkins ; foreword by Dick Gregory
Publication
Note
"This collection of anecdotes, tales, jokes, toasts, rhymes, satire, riffs, poems, stand-up sketches, and snaps documents the evolution of African American humor over the past two centuries. It includes routines and writings from such luminaries as Bert Williams, Butterbeans & Susie, Stepin Fetchit, Moms Mabley, Ralph Ellison, Langston Hughes, Redd Foxx, Ishmael Reed, Bill Cosby, Richard Pryor, Martin Lawrence, and Chris Rock. This anthology includes classic stage routines, literary examples, and witty quotations presented in their entirety."--Publisher description
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • pt. 1.
  • Playin' the fool : slavery
  • pt. 2.
  • Lay my burden down : emancipation to the roaring twenties
  • pt. 3.
  • New day's a-comin' : the Harlem Renaissance to the fifties
  • pt. 4.
  • What you see is what you get : civil rights to the millennium
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxv, 374 pages
Isbn
9781556524301
Lccn
2002002895
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)49416127
  • (OCoLC)ocm49416127

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