'One cannot underestimate the import of Manning's scholarship in reinforcing Michael Jackson as a subject worthy of serious academic study and cultural discourse - Michael Jackson and the Blackface Mask is not inaccessible to the casual reader. It will, no doubt, ﬁnd a special place on the bookshelves of various and sundry readers worldwide who experience a deep respect for Jackson and his art - After this book, readers will not likely see this artist in quite the same way again, but through layers of enhanced perception.' --Constance Pierce, Artist and Professor of Art (retired), Bonaventure University, New York
'Even if you have read a significant volume of works about Michael Jackson, you probably owe it to yourself to explore the "fresh", compelling and interesting concepts that are skilfully presented in Michael Jackson and the Blackface Mask. A scholarly work to be sure. Kudos to Harriet Manning!' --Dr Karen Moriarty, author of Defending a King: His Life & Legacy
'This is a truly fascinating and engaging book, one that opened my eyes to a new way of seeing Michael Jackson. I highly recommend it.' --Willa Stillwater, author of M Poetica: Michael Jackson's Art of Connection and Defiance
About the Author
Harriet J. Manning studied Music as an undergraduate at Newcastle University, UK. She went on to complete a Master of Arts in Popular Music in 2004, with distinction. In 2010 under Professors Richard Middleton and David Clarke of Newcastle University, Harriet was awarded Doctor of Philosophy for her work on blackface minstrelsy and its legacy.