1930, Tambo and Bones

Dust jacket:  Tambo and Bones, Carl Wittke

 

 

Wittke, Carl Frederick. Tambo and Bones: A History of the American Minstrel Stage. Durham, N.C: Duke University Press, 1930.

---. Tambo and Bones: A History of the American Minstrel Stage. New York: Greenwood Press, 1968; 1930. 

Throughout a long academic career Wittke focussed his research on the immigration patterns of various Eurpoean groups who settled in the United States.  His interest in minstrelsy stemmed from first-hand experience as a performer in his youth. His history was reprinted in 1968. 

 

Critical Reception:

"Tambo and Bones," The Bookman (Book Review) March 1931, 105