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In the article, Blackface minstrelsy and Jacksonian Ideology, we are introduced to the founders that began the blackface minstrelsy. Among the four that have been credited with the creation of blackface shows are; Thomas Rice, Dan Emmett, E. P. Christy, and Stephen Foster. Thomas Rice, was a struggling white actor who made his debut with a single dialectical song performed in blackface show. His iconic routine was inspired by an African American encounter of a crippled stableman in the Ohio River Valley named Jim Crow how performed a jig for Rice. He learned the unusual dance, incorporating it into his act of singing and dancing. The highly racist character would be known as the, Jim Crow Era. Second founder was, Dan Emmett who was discharged from the army and joined a circus as a blackface instrument player and singer of an all blackened quartet. Third of the founders is E. P. Christy. He rebelled against family about the career they had chosen for him, which lead him to also join the circuses. He went on to formed a blackface group, which was the first to offer minstrel shows into a fixed three-act form. Lastly, of the founders was Stephen Foster who while being a bookkeeper became successful for his songwriting and later joined Christy Minstrels where he wrote blackface minstrel show traditional songs at that time. They all seemed to have similarities coming from middle-class background and all seemed to not have success in theater or any other interests which had lead them to blackface minstrelsy. The parts of a blackface minstrel show was to present the black character as being stupid, as being laughable, as being a silly person. What was worse about this is that people loved it. It’s as if that is what people had though about blacks all along that makes it really racist. So when you have Rice’s characterization of blacks it almost reaffirms what…...

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