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Burgers in blackface : anti-Black restaurants then and now

Title
Burgers in blackface : anti-Black restaurants then and now / Naa Oyo A. Kwate.
Author
Kwate, Naa Oyo A.
Publication
Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 2019.

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Description
87 pages : illustrations; 18 cm.
Series Statement
Forerunners: ideas first
Uniform Title
Forerunners (Minneapolis, Minn.)
Alternative Title
Anti-Black restaurants then and now
Subjects
Genre/Form
History.
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references.
Contents
Introduction -- Coon Chicken Inn -- Mammy's Cupboard -- Richard's Restaurant and Slave Market -- Sambo's -- Conclusion: The spice of racism.
Call Number
Sc C 20-43
ISBN
  • 9781517908027
  • 1517908027
OCLC
1109440316
Author
Kwate, Naa Oyo A., author.
Title
Burgers in blackface : anti-Black restaurants then and now / Naa Oyo A. Kwate.
Publisher
Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 2019.
Type of Content
text
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
volume
Series
Forerunners: ideas first
Forerunners (Minneapolis, Minn.)
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references.
Summary
"Aunt Jemima is the face of pancake mix. Uncle Ben sells rice. Chef Rastus shills for Cream of Wheat. Stereotyped Black faces and bodies have long promoted retail food products that are household names. Much less visible to the public are the numerous restaurants that deploy unapologetically racist logos, themes, and architecture. These marketing concepts, which center nostalgia for a racist past and commemoration of our racist present, reveal the deeply entrenched American investment in anti-Blackness. Drawing on wide-ranging sources from the late 1800s to the present, Burgers in Blackface gives a powerful account, and rebuke, of historical and contemporary racism in restaurant branding"-- Provided by publisher.
Local Subject
Black author.
Added Title
Anti-Black restaurants then and now
Research Call Number
Sc C 20-43
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