A documentary history of the African Theatre by Thompson, George

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Published by Northwestern University Press in Evanston, Ill .

Written in English

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  • New York


  • African Theatre (Theater group) -- History.,
  • African American theater -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 19th century.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 244-249) and index.

Book details

StatementGeorge A. Thompson Jr.
LC ClassificationsPN2297.A43 T46 1998
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 253 p. :
Number of Pages253
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL361313M
ISBN 100810114615
LC Control Number98021437

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