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The Birth of America

Andrew Stockley

in Britain and France at the Birth of America: The European Powers and the Peace Negotiations of 1782-83

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780859896153
eISBN:
9781781380451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859896153.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

In analysing the peace negotiations between Britain and America, Richard Morris suggests that American independence was the most important issue at stake at the time. He notes that the Americans won ... More


After The Music Man: The Unsinkable Molly Brown in the Shadow of a Hit

Dominic McHugh

in The Big Parade: Meredith Willson's Musicals from The Music Man to 1491

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780197554739
eISBN:
9780197554760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197554739.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Popular

It was difficult for Willson to choose a follow-up to The Music Man because it was such a big hit. This chapter charts his struggles with his second musical The Unsinkable Molly Brown, including the ... More


Shelburne, Vergennes and the European Settlement

Andrew Stockley

in Britain and France at the Birth of America: The European Powers and the Peace Negotiations of 1782-83

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780859896153
eISBN:
9781781380451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859896153.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Richard Morris's account of the peace negotiations of 1782–1784 that ended the War of American Independence is incomplete with respect to the Anglo-American settlement, and is also inadequate in ... More


1491: The Final Voyage

Dominic McHugh

in The Big Parade: Meredith Willson's Musicals from The Music Man to 1491

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780197554739
eISBN:
9780197554760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197554739.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Popular

Chapter 7 harnesses a huge number of new archival documents to reveal the story behind Meredith Willson’s ill-fated final musical 1491. In writing a flattering musical about Christopher Columbus, ... More


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