Mary Blane (1840s)

The lost-love minstrel tune “Mary Blane”¬†was one of the most popular songs of the early minstrel era (see Mahar’s list):

Here I Am as You Diskiver (1860)

Blackface minstrel tune conflating plantation slavery, the “Indian Nation” (& associated issues of Removal), & antebellum militarism in public space: