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Table of Contents Acknowledgments v Preface 1 One African-American Roots 3 Two The Origins of Black Face Minstrelsy 00 Three The Birth of a Banjoist 00 Four On the Road in Great Britain 00 Five Back in the United States: Touring with a Minstrel Band and Final Days 00 Six The Virginia Minstrels and the Dawn of the Minstrel Show 000 Seven Ethiopian Serenaders: British Minstrelsy After Sweeney 000 Eight The Banjo in Australia 000 Nine Minstrel Touring in the American South 000 Ten P.T. Barnum's Black Face Adventures 000 Eleven Sweeney's Repertoire 000 Twelve Joel Walker Sweeney and the "Invention" of the 5-String Banjo 000 Thirteen Sweeney's Influence 000 Fourteen Sam Sweeney: War Years with J.E.B. Stuart 000 Appendix: A Sweeney Performance Chronology 000 Chapter Notes 000 Bibliography 000 Index 000
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Sweeny, J. W. (Joel Walker), 1813-1860.
Banjoists -- United States -- Biography.
Minstrel shows -- History.
Banjo -- History.