Ethnic Notions !?
! : To people in small towns in Ohio and other states who had never interacted with black people before, Jim Crow was the only portrayal of black people they had exposure to.
? : What was so appealing about minstrel shows that they became the first form of “national popular entertainment”? What does it say about our country that the first form of “national popular entertainment” was intended to counteract the abolitionist movement?