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A Heterogeneous Tradition

Ryan André Brasseaux

in Cajun Breakdown: The Emergence of an American Made Music

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195343069
eISBN:
9780199866977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343069.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

Bayou Country’s musical terrain and the cultural and historical undercurrents that expanded the genre’s repertoire, stylistic range, and instrumental conventions are outlined in this chapter. Three ... More


Leaning Forward at Fox

Marilyn Ann Moss

in Raoul Walsh: The True Adventures of Hollywood's Legendary Director

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813133935
eISBN:
9780813135595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813133935.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The one-picture deal at Fox turned out to be a three-picture contract at $400 a week—just the salary Raoul Walsh bargained for but never expected to see. At 28, Walsh was poised to seize the day, and ... More


Longfellow and the Volume of the World

Leslie Elizabeth Eckel

in Atlantic Citizens: Nineteenth-Century American Writers at Work in the World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748669370
eISBN:
9780748684427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748669370.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Accused of parading as ‘a Dandy in the clean and elegantly ornamented streets and trim gardens of his verse,’ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow drew the ire of literary nationalist peers who insisted that ... More


Hurricane Gumbo

Mike Davis and Anthony Fontenot

in Second Line Rescue: Improvised Responses to Katrina and Rita

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037962
eISBN:
9781621039518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037962.003.0005
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter describes how the residents of Ville Platte—a poor Cajun and black Creole community in Evangeline Parish, Louisiana—opened their doors to over 5,000 displaced people they call “company” ... More


Promises of Love and Money

Jamie L. Pietruska

in Looking Forward: Prediction and Uncertainty in Modern America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226475004
eISBN:
9780226509150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226509150.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines the policing and prosecution of urban fortune-tellers, primarily in New York, in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, analyzing the entwined histories of ... More


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