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Politics and Poker: The Body Beautiful and Fiorello! and the Late 1950s

Philip Lambert

in To Broadway, To Life!: The Musical Theater of Bock and Harnick

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195390070
eISBN:
9780199863570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390070.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, Popular

This chapter explores the early years of the songwriting partnership between Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, who began writing songs together in 1957 for a Broadway musical about boxing, The Body ... More


Eleven. World War II and the Prize-Winning Composer

Steve Swayne

in Orpheus in Manhattan: William Schuman and the Shaping of America's Musical Life

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195388527
eISBN:
9780199894345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388527.003.0012
Subject:
Music, History, American, History, Western

With the United States’ entry into World War II, Schuman tried to enlist in the Army Specialist Corps as a music specialist. Schuman failed the physical and was initially disappointed that he would ... More


Of Thee I Sing (1931)

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/9780520248649.003.0027
Subject:
Music, History, American

Of Thee I Sing is a musical collaboration between the Gershwin brothers, George Kaufmann, and Morrie Ryskind. Commentators have traditionally viewed it as a political satire with the story concerning ... More


Winning Hearts and Minds: Ives as Cold War Icon, 1947–1965

David C. Paul

in Charles Ives in the Mirror: American Histories of an Iconic Composer

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037498
eISBN:
9780252094699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037498.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines how Charles E. Ives emerged as a Cold War icon, and more specifically as a champion of the liberating powers of individualism, during the period 1947–1965. It begins with a ... More


Kennedy's Consigliere

John Acacia

in Clark Clifford: The Wise Man of Washington

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125510
eISBN:
9780813135304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125510.003.0009
Subject:
History, Military History

The patriarch of the Kennedy family, former ambassador Joseph Kennedy, was furious at journalist Drew Pearson for claiming that his son, Senator John F. Kennedy, was not the author of Profiles in ... More


The Legacy of Scott Joplin

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/9780195101089.003.0013
Subject:
Music, History, American

The author posits that although Scott Joplin was only forty-nine and underprivileged when he died, he was already of a generation whose time had passed. Joplin was a focus for much of the ragtime ... More


A Further Range

Virginia F. Smith

in A Scientific Companion to Robert Frost

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781942954484
eISBN:
9781786945099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781942954484.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

The years between West-Running Brook and the publication of the Pulitzer-Prize winning collection A Further Range in 1936 were filled with great upheaval, joy, and sadness for the Frost family, ... More


Blood on the Fields: Wynton Marsalis and the Transformation of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra

Alex Stewart

in Making the Scene: Contemporary New York City Big Band Jazz

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520249530
eISBN:
9780520940161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249530.003.0012
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter discusses the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. It includes an analysis of Wynton Marsalis's Pulitzer Prize-winning oratorio, Blood on the Fields, and the relationship of this work to his ... More


Introduction

Leta E. Miller

in Aaron Jay Kernis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038532
eISBN:
9780252096440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038532.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This introductory chapter provides an overview of Aaron Jay Kernis's achievements. His current Schirmer catalog lists more than one hundred compositions: a dozen orchestral works; another dozen ... More


A Witness Tree

Virginia F. Smith

in A Scientific Companion to Robert Frost

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781942954484
eISBN:
9781786945099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781942954484.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

The years leading up to the publication of A Witness Tree in 1942 saw Frost become a widower, lose his son to suicide, and begin to rebuild his life with the help of fellow writers and friends. Yet, ... More


King of Ragtime: Scott Joplin and His Era

Edward A. Berlin

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199740321
eISBN:
9780190245221
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740321.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American, Opera

Scott Joplin (ca. 1867–1917) was one of the most prominent and admired ragtime composers of the period (ca. 1893–ca. 1920). Starting his music career as a stage minstrel and quartet singer, he took ... More


New Hampshire

Virginia F. Smith

in A Scientific Companion to Robert Frost

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781942954484
eISBN:
9781786945099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781942954484.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Frost earned his first of four Pulitzer Prizes for the collection New Hampshire, which was published in 1923. In the years preceding this volume, Frost endured personal heartache, including family ... More


The Old Soldier Fades Away: After Half-a-Century of Unstuffing Shirts

Robert C. Harvey

in Insider Histories of Cartooning: Rediscovering Forgotten Famous Comics and Their Creators

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781628461428
eISBN:
9781626740778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461428.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter claims that cartoonist Bill Mauldin created some of the most memorable cartoon images of the twentieth century. His creation Willie and Joe—who were scruffy, bristle-chinned, and ... More


From Avant-Garde to Hegel

Peter Nicholls

in George Oppen and the Fate of Modernism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199678464
eISBN:
9780191803727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199678464.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter states that George Oppen finished ‘Of Being Numerous’ early in 1966 and in mid-February of the following year the he and his wife moved to San Francisco, a relocation which would have a ... More


Precision Becomes Data

C.W. Anderson

in Apostles of Certainty: Data Journalism and the Politics of Doubt

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190492335
eISBN:
9780190492373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190492335.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter looks at the larger mechanisms by which precision journalism was institutionalized after the 1970s, becoming “data journalism” in the process. The chapter argues that newsrooms played ... More


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