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A Short History of the Big Band Musical

James Chapman

in Film's Musical Moments

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623440
eISBN:
9780748651115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623440.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

One development in the world of jazz was the emergence of the big band sound, which was largely consumed by white audiences. This chapter looks at the big band musical's brief success between the ... More


SUPERSTITIONS—continued

Edward William Lane and Jason Thompson

in An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9789774165603
eISBN:
9781617975516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165603.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapters looks at the various written charms—such as certain passages from the Quran or the names of God—that were worn, engraved, or hung up, as well as the rituals to protect against disease, ... More


Shipmates and Countrymen

Sean M. Kelley

in The Voyage of the Slave Ship Hare: A Journey into Captivity from Sierra Leone to South Carolina

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627687
eISBN:
9781469627700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627687.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter addresses the question of whether Africans in South Carolina were scattered in such a way as to make it difficult to perpetuate African cultural practices, or whether they lived in ... More


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