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May Irwin: Singing, Shouting, and the Shadow of Minstrelsy

Sharon Ammen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040658
eISBN:
9780252099090
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040658.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Before Sophie Tucker “corked up” to entertain her audiences with ragtime songs in “Negro dialect” and before Fanny Brice stumbled into the footlights in her rendition of the “Dying Swan,” the ... More


Unbounded Domesticity

Sharon Ammen

in May Irwin: Singing, Shouting, and the Shadow of Minstrelsy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040658
eISBN:
9780252099090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040658.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter looks at May Irwin’s alignment with domestic feminism as one of her strategies for success. Other actresses used domesticity to promote their professional lives, but Irwin created the ... More


The Conservatives’ great fear

Clarisse Berthezène

in Training minds for the war of ideas: Ashridge College, the Conservative Party and the cultural politics of Britain, 1929-54

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719086496
eISBN:
9781781708941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086496.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

One of the most intriguing paradoxes of the interwar Conservative party was that, although it came to enjoy enormous electoral and organisational support, it remained concerned, even obsessed, with ... More


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