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Catalog Number 2015.29.1
Title Louis Armstrong's "Karnofsky Document": The reaffirmation of Social Death and the Afterlife of Emotional Labor
Object Type Periodical
Collection Satchmo Collection
Description 23-page article by Dalton Anthony Jones in "Music & Politics" 9, Number 1 (Winter 2015). In it, Jones exames Armstrong's "Karnofsky Document," "Louis Armstrong + the Jewish Family in New Orleans, La., the Year of 1907." Jones argues that "critics have made the mistake of treating of the narrative's elements as discreet units" and "cherry picking aspects of the narrative that reinforce his legacy as a social healer and purveyor of joy, they have reaffirmed his place as an exemplar of American exceptionalism." Jones instead argues "that the memoir primarily reflects the ideologies and mores of the GIlded Age and Progressive Era" and "forces us to consider the re-imposition of black political and economic subordination in the wake of Plessy v. Ferguson. " Archived copy is print-out of digital PDF accessed through J-STOR.
Search Terms Ephemera -- 1930s
Date Winter 2015
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Accession number 2015.29