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Sedalia, the Cradle of Classic Ragtime

Edward A. Berlin

in King of Ragtime: Scott Joplin and His Era

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195101089
eISBN:
9780199853120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195101089.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

Scott Joplin enjoyed his first real success while living in Sedalia. He became a published composer of ragtime, attaining nationwide fame as creator of the Maple Leaf Rag. Sedalia is in central ... More


The Politics of Race: Chinatown, Forbidden and Alluring

Leta E. Miller

in Music and Politics in San Francisco: From the 1906 Quake to the Second World War

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520268913
eISBN:
9780520950092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268913.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

Chinatown was at once forbidden and irresistible, repulsive and alluring, its reputed danger more than counterbalanced by its attraction as an exotic Other: a little slice of the Orient in the heart ... More


Despair and Defiance

Franklin Odo

in Voices from the Canefields: Folksongs from Japanese Immigrant Workers in Hawai'i

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199813032
eISBN:
9780199345328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199813032.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, History, American

Sugar plantation work in this early period, into the 1930s, was harsh and unprotected by unions or effective legal enforcement. Field overseers were demanding and sometimes cruel. Picture brides who ... More


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