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Eric Lott (born 1959) is an American Professor of English and social historian.

Lott received his Ph. D. in 1991 from Columbia University. He has been a faculty member in the Department of English at the University of Virginia since 1990.

Lott's book about the origins, evolution, and cultural significance of blackface minstrelsy, Love and Theft: Blackface Minstrelsy and the American Working Class (1993), received the 1994 Avery O. Craven Award from the Organization of American Historians and the first annual Modern Language Association's "Best First Book" prize, and the 1994 Outstanding Book on the Subject of Human Rights by the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Human Rights.

Lott's writings have appeared in numerous publications, such as Village Voice, The Nation, Transition, and American Quarterly.

Bob Dylan is widely reported to have taken the title of his album Love and Theft from that of Lott's book; Lott, in turn, considered his own title "a riff on" Leslie Fiedler's Love and Death in the American Novel.

Love and Theft extensively documents the racism and cultural appropriation inherent in blackface performance; Lott also argues that it demonstrates a current of homosexual desire for Black men's bodies; he also argues that "mixed in with vicious parodies and lopsided appropriation, minstrelsy involved a real love of African American culture."

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Total Books: 7
Love  Theft Blackface Minstrelsy and the American Working Class
2013 - Love Theft Blackface Minstrelsy and the American Working Class [Race and American Culture] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780195320558
ISBN-10: 0195320557
Genres: Arts & Photography, History, Literature & Fiction, Politics & Social Sciences
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The Disappearing Liberal Intellectual
2006 - The Disappearing Liberal Intellectual (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780465041862
ISBN-10: 0465041868
Genre: Nonfiction
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Love and Theft Blackface Minstrelsy and the American Working Class
1995 - Love and Theft Blackface Minstrelsy and the American Working Class [Race and American Culture] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780195096415
ISBN-10: 019509641X
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Nonfiction
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Love and Theft Blackface Minstrelsy and the American Working Class
1993 - Love and Theft Blackface Minstrelsy and the American Working Class [Race and American Culture] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780195078329
ISBN-10: 0195078322
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Nonfiction, Substores
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The Cambridge Handbook of American Literature
1986 - The Cambridge Handbook of American Literature (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780521307031
ISBN-10: 0521307031
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Reference, Substores
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Faces of Vision Images of Life and Faith
Faces of VIsion Images of Life and Faith (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781873372265
ISBN-10: 1873372264
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