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Melody and Mirth on Washington Street: John Ordway and Blackface Minstrelsy in Antebellum Boston


  • Christopher Tucker is a second-year PhD student at Clark University. His review of One of Morgan's Men: Memoirs of Lt. John M. Porter of the 9th Cavalry will be published in Civil War History in 2012. Selections from this article were presented at the 2011 British Association of American Studies Postgraduate Conference in Birmingham, England. The author would like to thank Professor Janette Greenwood for her generous guidance and suggestions throughout the development of this article, as well as the editors and reviewers at The Historian for their helpful insight and criticism.