Blackface and blackness : the minstrel show in American culture -- Love and theft : "racial" production and the social unconscious of blackface -- White kids and no kids at all : working-class culture and languages of race -- The blackening of America : popular culture and national cultures -- "The seeming counterfeit" : early blackface acts, the body, and social contradiction -- "Genuine Negro fun" : racial pleasure and class formation in the 1840s -- California gold and European revolution : Stephen Foster and the American 1848 -- Uncle Tomitudes : racial melodrama and modes of production.