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George Gershwin: Letter to Ira Gershwin (February 18, 1923)

Robert Wyatt and John Andrew Johnson

in The George Gershwin Reader

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195327113
eISBN:
9780199851249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327113.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter presents the text of George Gershwin's letter to his brother Ira dated February 18, 1923. This letter was written the day after Gershwin's arrival in London, England, to begin work on ... More


The Jubilee Singers of Fisk University

Sandra Jean Graham

in Spirituals and the Birth of a Black Entertainment Industry

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041631
eISBN:
9780252050305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041631.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter recounts the history of the founding of Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, in 1866 by the American Missionary Association and a trio of its agents: Erastus Milo (E. M.) Cravath, ... More


George F. White and Hicksite Opposition to the Abolitionist Movement

Thomas D. Hamm

in Quakers and Abolition

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038266
eISBN:
9780252096129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038266.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter focuses on the antebellum era, a critical period of transformation and dissension. Concentrating on the prominent minister George F. White, it reveals how White's opposition to ... More


Police Work:: Counter-Narcotics Operations and Intelligence Gathering in the Early Cold War

Ryan Gingeras

in Heroin, Organized Crime, and the Making of Modern Turkey

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198716020
eISBN:
9780191784279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716020.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Social History

This chapter largely represents an attempt to explore the nature and significance of Turkish and American cooperative counter-narcotic efforts in the years between 1948 and 1967. The purpose of this ... More


From Morris Gest's Midnight Whirl (1919) to The Perfect Fool (1921)

Howard Pollack

in George Gershwin: His Life and Work

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520248649
eISBN:
9780520933149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520248649.003.0013
Subject:
Music, History, American

Morris Gest's Midnight Whirl was Gershwin's first revue to appear on Broadway. In 1919, Gershwin also recorded his Novelette in Fourths for piano, presumably written that year. He wrote another ... More


The “Delaware Horror”: Two Ministers, a Lynching, and the Crisis of Democracy

Dennis B. Downey

in Lynching Beyond Dixie: American Mob Violence Outside the South

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037467
eISBN:
9780252094651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037467.003.0010
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter provides a case study of a lynching at the other end of the northeastern seaboard: the mass mob execution by burning of George White, an African American, in Wilmington, Delaware, in ... More


The Fisk Concert Spiritual

Sandra Jean Graham

in Spirituals and the Birth of a Black Entertainment Industry

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041631
eISBN:
9780252050305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041631.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter explores the process of musically and culturally translating oral folk spirituals into notated arranged spirituals performed on the concert stage. The American Missionary Association ... More


Steppin’ in Society

Holly Van Leuven

in Ray Bolger: More than a Scarecrow

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190639044
eISBN:
9780190639075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190639044.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Popular

Chapter 3 begins with Bolger’s first work abroad, as he appeared in London while honeymooning with his wife, Gwen Rickar Bolger, the summer before the stock market crash of 1929. The Brits enjoyed ... More


Conclusion Taladu ogisquodiga: (12, we finished)

Michael J. Zogry

in Anetso, the Cherokee Ball Game: At the Center of Ceremony and Identity

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833605
eISBN:
9781469603940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898208_zogry.10
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This chapter recounts one final vignette from a cultural consultation or “fieldwork” experience, which it juxtaposes with an 1855 account of the Reverend George White, who was scowled at and scolded ... More


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