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“It’s a Great American Tradition”: War and Industry According to John Sayles

Rachel Lee Rubin

Rachel Lee Rubin is Professor of American Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston, USA, where she directs the Center for the Study of Humanities, Culture, and Society. She has authored and edited numerous books on American popular culture including Well Met: Renaissance Faires and the American Counterculture, American Identities: An Introductory Textbook, American Popular Music: New Approaches to the Twentieth Century, and an upcoming title for Bloomsbury’s 33 1/3 series, Okie from Muskogee. She is a regular commentator on public radio and frequently quoted as a popular culture expert in the mainstream media. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Creative Activism : Conversations on Music, Film, Literature, and Other Radical Arts

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Filmmaker John Sayles has always eschewed conformity, and as a result, it is impossible to put him into a directorial box the way we can with certain other directors: George Romero and zombies, John Waters and deliberate rudeness, John Ford...
...Few songwriters can claim as important a space in the Great American Songbook as Stephen Foster. His career, which lasted from 1848 until his death in 1864, produced over 200 songs, many of which have been continually recorded since. Born...

“Simultaneity of Actions”: Liberation According to Sarah Schulman

Rachel Lee Rubin

Rachel Lee Rubin is Professor of American Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston, USA, where she directs the Center for the Study of Humanities, Culture, and Society. She has authored and edited numerous books on American popular culture including Well Met: Renaissance Faires and the American Counterculture, American Identities: An Introductory Textbook, American Popular Music: New Approaches to the Twentieth Century, and an upcoming title for Bloomsbury’s 33 1/3 series, Okie from Muskogee. She is a regular commentator on public radio and frequently quoted as a popular culture expert in the mainstream media. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Creative Activism : Conversations on Music, Film, Literature, and Other Radical Arts

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...New York author Sarah Schulman has broken ground in a range of roles: as a novelist, a political activist, a creative writing professor, a chronicler in multiple forms of the gay rights movement—and the anti-gay stances that made...

Paul Robeson

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Cab Calloway

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...Within the landscape of jazz music in the early twentieth century, Cab Calloway stood out as a unique figure. Born in Rochester, New York to upper middle-class parents, Calloway moved to Baltimore when he was eleven. His family recognized...

Delaware

Dave Laing

Dave Laing is the author of several books on popular music and a former editor of Music Week. Former Research Fellow at the University of Westminster where he conducted research on the music industry. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IV : Locations: North America

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 783,600 (2000) Delaware is an Eastern Seaboard state of the United States. It was created in 1776 from part of the state of Pennsylvania. Delaware is one of the smallest states by area. The state capital...

Ween's Chocolate and Cheese

Hank Shteamer

Hank Shteamer is a writer and musician living in Brooklyn. He covers music for Time Out New York, The Wire and various other outlets, including his personal blog, Dark Forces Swing Blind Punches. He also plays in the band STATS. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2011

33 1/3 Books

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...Ween now seems like a permanent fixture on the pop-cultural landscape, but when the band first hit MTV in the early ’90s, their longevity wasn’t so secure. Nearly two decades on, though, Aaron “Gene Ween” Freeman and Mickey “Dean Ween...

Jimmy Dorsey

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...Along with his brother Tommy, Jimmy Dorsey’s meteoric career as a leader of a big band and as a clarinetist maintained relevance through the twentieth century. Born in Pennsylvania in 1904, Dorsey began playing trumpet but, by 1915, had...

Count Basie

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...Unlike many other performers of the period, the pianist and bandleader Count Basie managed to adapt his style to changing tastes during the transitional period between swing and bop. Basie was born in 1904 in New Jersey, and his mother...

Bruce Springsteen's Born in the U.S.A.

Geoffrey Himes

Geoffrey Himes has written about music on a weekly basis in the Washington Post since 1977. During that time he has also written about pop music for Rolling Stone, Paste, the New York Times, Jazz Times, the Nashville Scene, the Oxford American and other outlets. He won ASCAP/Deems Taylor Awards for Music Feature Writing in 2002 and 2005. His stage musical, “A Baltimore Christmas Carol,” was produced in 2005, and his songs have been recorded by Edge City, Billy Kemp and the Kinsey Report. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2005

33 1/3 Books

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...When Bruce Springsteen went back on the road in 1984, he opened every show by shouting out, “one, two, one, two, three, four,” followed by the droning synth chords of Born in the U.S.A. Max Weinberg hit his drums with a two-fisted...