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Historical Dictionary of Jazz
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 558

Historical Dictionary of Jazz

Jazz is a music born in the United States and formed by a combination of influences. In its infancy, jazz was a melting pot of military brass bands, work songs and field hollers of the United States slaves during the 19th century, European harmonies and forms, and the rhythms of Africa and the Caribbean. Later, the blues and the influence of Spanish and French Creoles with European classical training nudged jazz further along in its development. As it moved through the swing era of the 1930s, bebop of the 1940s, and cool jazz of the 1950s, jazz continued to serve as a reflection of societal changes. During the turbulent 1960s, freedom and unrest were expressed through Free Jazz and the Avant...

E. J. Josey
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 168

E. J. Josey

This work provides a comprehensive examination of the life and professional career of E.J Josey within the broader historical and political landscape of the civil rights movement. In the era of Jim Crow, Josey rose to prominence in the library profession by challenging the American Library Association (ALA) to live up to its creed of equality for all. This was not easy during the 1950s and 1960s, during segregation. Using interviews with Josey and his contemporaries, as well as several archival sources, library educator Renate Chancellor analyzes Josey’s leadership, particularly within modern day racial currents. During his professional career, spanning over fifty years (1952-2002), Josey ...

Eccentrics of Comedy
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 165

Eccentrics of Comedy

Eccentrics of Comedy examines the lives and careers of twelve entertainers whose comedic styles were distinctly eccentric: Milton Berle, Ed Brendel, Bobby Clark, Phyllis Diller, the Duncan Sisters, Edward Everett Horton, Alice Howell, Franklin Pangborn, Old Mother Riley, Margaret Rutherford, Colonel Lemuel Q. Stoopnagle, and Ernest Thesiger. For the majority of these performers, Eccentrics of Comedy provides the first serious, detailed discussion of their work. The figures are from all areas of popular entertainment. Milton Berle is "Mr. Television." The Duncan Sisters and Bobby Clark were headliners in vaudeville and musical comedy. Alice Howell was a silent screen comedienne. Colonel Lemue...

Military Review
  • Language: en

Military Review

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1977
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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NBS Monograph
  • Language: en

NBS Monograph

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1959
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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Historical Dictionary of Ancient Israel
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 303

Historical Dictionary of Ancient Israel

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2004
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  • Publisher: Unknown

This reference examines sources in the Old Testament and surveys the findings of recent archaeological research. It includes entries on the significant persons, places and events; covers the Kingdoms of Israel and Judah and what role they played in the ancient world; and defines them as closely as possible according to the latest data. Readers will find that, while the results may differ from traditional views, they are essential correctives.

Books in Series
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 9945

Books in Series

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1985
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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How to Read a Film
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 502

How to Read a Film

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