Carefully taught : American history through Broadway musicals /

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Applause Theater and Cinema, an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield,, Lanham, MD, United States, p.x, 274 pages : (2022)

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(OCoLC)fst01030814, bisacsh, Comédies musicales, fast, Histoire et critique., History and criticism., MUSIC / History & Criticism., Musicals, Musicals., New York (État), New York (State)


Includes bibliographical references and index."Ginell's research of contemporary theater reviews and in-depth studies of productions' back stories play off his knowledge gained from his quarter century as a theater critic in Southern California. The combination is a complete overview of American history on the stage from the coveted balcony seat"--Foreword / Doug Reside -- 1776 : the Second Continental Congress -- Dearest enemy : the American Revolution -- Ben Franklin in Paris : Revolutionary War diplomacy -- Hamilton : the life of Alexander Hamilton -- Bloody bloody Andrew Jackson : the life of Andrew Jackson -- Big River : Mark Twain's America -- Bloomer girl : the women's reform movement and the Underground Railroad at the dawn of the Civil War -- Shenandoah : the Civil War -- The Civil War : the Civil War -- Miss Liberty : the construction of the Statue of Liberty -- Annie get your gun : the life of Annie Oakley -- Show boat : the era of floating theaters in the American frontier -- Newsies : the Newsboys' Strike of 1899 -- 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue : the White House and its occupants during the nineteenth century -- Teddy & Alice : President Theodore Roosevelt and his daughter Alice -- Ragtime : racism and immigration at the turn of the twentieth century -- Oklahoma! : territorial Oklahoma before statehood -- The music man : life in small-town America in 1912 -- Parade : the trial of suspected child murderer Leo Frank -- Fiorello! : the rise to fame of Fiorello La Guardia -- Gypsy : Gypsy Rose Lee and the demise of vaudeville -- Chicago : murderesses Beulah May Annan and Belva Gaertnet -- Floyd Collins : Floyd Collins in Kentucky's Sand Cave -- The Scottsboro Boys : the 1931 trila of nine Black teenagers accused of rape -- Baby case : the Lindbergh baby kidnapping -- Of thee I sing/Let 'em eat cake : politics in the 1930s -- The Will Rogers follies : the life of Will Rogers, framed by American vaudeville -- Pins and needles : the labor movement of the 1930s -- South Pacific : racial prejudice during World War II -- Allegiance : the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II -- Bandstand : returning home after World War II -- Finian's rainbow : racism in postwar America -- Million dollar quartet : four rock 'n' roll legends meet in Memphis -- Li'l Abner : Cold War politics during the 1950s -- Bye bye Birdie : Elvis Presley is drafted -- Fly blackbird : the civil rights movement -- Freedom riders: the civil rights musical : the civil rights movement -- Hair : San Francisco's "Human be-in" and the hippie lifestyle in New York's East Village -- Assassins : presidential assassins, successful and foiled, throughout history.