On the Real Side by Mel Watkins

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Synopsis

Delving into every aspect of African-American humor, an exploration of laughing, lying, and signifying reveals the underground tradition of humor that transformed American culture, from slavery to Richard Pryor, through radio, TV, movies, and theater. Reprint. 17,500 first printing. NYT.
 

About Mel Watkins

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MEL WATKINS is a professor of economics and political science at University College, University of Toronto. He is an editor of "This Magazine" where he writes the Innis Memorial Column.
 
Published January 1, 1995 by Touchstone. 656 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction