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"Love and Theft: The Racial Unconscious of Blackface Minstrelsy,"

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the ideas are very similar to those in Lott's "Counterfeit" article, only with a focus on developing a concept of the racial unconscious

"What these narratives seem to have realized is that the minstrel show flaunted as much as hid the fact of expropriation and its subtexts, enslavement and intermixture. Such seemingly coherent and purposive accounts, in short, constituted part of a volatile discourse on "blackness"–examples in themselves of blackface minstrelsy's racial unconscious."

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