Category: American Studies

Driven into Paradise: The Musical Migration from Nazi by Reinhold Brinkmann, Christoph Wolff

By Reinhold Brinkmann, Christoph Wolff

The pressured migration of artists and students from Nazi Germany is a compelling and infrequently wrenching tale. the tale is twofold, of impoverishment for the international locations the musicians left at the back of and enrichment for the U.S.. The latter is the focal point of this eminent assortment, which methods the topic from varied views, together with documentary-style newspaper bills and an exploration of Walt Whitman's poetry within the paintings of Paul Hindemith and Kurt Weill. The flood of musical migration from Germany and Austria from 1933 to 1944 had a long-lasting effect. hundreds of thousands of musicians and musicologists got here to the USA and remained the following, and the shaping strength of their abilities is incalculable. numerous essays supply firsthand insights into elements of yank cultural background to which those emigres made crucial contributions as conductors, professors, and composers; different essays inform of the worrying event of being exiled and the problems of discovering one's method in a overseas kingdom. whereas the migration infused the U.S. with a surprisingly eu musical knowledge, while the prestige and authority of its individuals tended to intrude within the improvement of a certainly American cultural voice. the tale of the exceptional migration that resulted from Nazism has many dimensions, and pushed Into Paradise illuminates them in deeply human phrases. individuals: Milton Babbitt Reinhold Brinkmann Hermann Danuser Peter homosexual Bryan Gilliam Lydia Goehr Stephen Hinton David Josephson Kim H. Kowalke Walter Levin Bruno Nettl Pamela M. Potter Alexander L. Ringer Anne C. Shreffler Christoph Wolff Claudia Maurer Zenck "This is an extended late and awesome contribution to our figuring out of the highbrow migration from Europe. The essays in this quantity remove darkness from in new methods the stories of musicians and students who fled Europe." --Leon Botstein, track Director, American Symphony Orchestra "With a sweep and coherence very infrequent in essay collections, this quantity instantly takes its position as probably the most vital guides on twentieth-century track. the diversity of resource fabrics is stunning: anecdotes, letters, memoirs, interviews, newspaper articles, musical rankings, movies, and archival files. dealt with with deft scholarship, they upload as much as a balanced but deeply relocating account of the way figures of exile skilled and reworked American culture." --Walter Frisch, writer of The Early Works of Arnold Schoenberg

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Japanese Immigrants (Immigration to the United States) by W Scott Ingram, Professor Robert Asher

By W Scott Ingram, Professor Robert Asher

The U.S. is actually a kingdom of immigrants. Spanning the time from while the Europeans first got here to the hot global, this ebook conveys the buzz of those tales to youth. It highlights the topics, humans, locations, and occasions that have been very important to every immigrant team.

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American Folklore: An Encyclopedia (Garland Reference by Jan Harold Brunvand

By Jan Harold Brunvand

Comprises over 500 articlesRanging over foodways and folksongs, quiltmaking and laptop lore, Pecos invoice, Butch Cassidy, and Elvis sightings, greater than 500 articles highlight people literature, tune, and crafts activities and vacations tall stories and mythical figures genres and kinds scholarly ways and theories areas and ethnic teams performers and creditors writers and students non secular ideals and practices. The alphabetically prepared entries range from concise definitions to special surveys, every one followed via a short, up to date bibliography.

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Greek Immigrants (Immigration to the United States) by W Scott Ingram, Professor Robert Asher

By W Scott Ingram, Professor Robert Asher

The USA is really a country of immigrants. Spanning the time from whilst the Europeans first got here to the recent global, this booklet conveys the thrill of those tales to teenagers. It highlights the subjects, humans, locations, and occasions that have been very important to every immigrant crew.

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American Voices by W Wolfram and B Ward

By W Wolfram and B Ward

American Voices is a suite of brief, readable descriptions of varied American dialects, written via most sensible researchers within the box. written by way of most sensible researchers within the box and contains Southern English, New England speech, Chicano English, Appalachian English, Canadian English, and California English, between many others interesting examine the entire variety of yank social, ethnic, and local dialects written for the lay individual

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Consumer Demand in the United States: Prices, Income, and by Lester D. Taylor

By Lester D. Taylor

A vintage treatise that outlined the sector of utilized call for research, purchaser call for within the usa: costs, source of revenue, and intake habit is now totally up to date and multiplied for a brand new iteration. intake charges by means of families within the usa account for approximately 70% of America’s GDP. the first concentration during this booklet is on how families alter those costs in accordance with alterations in fee and source of revenue. Econometric estimates of fee and source of revenue elasticities are acquired for an exhaustive array of products and companies utilizing info from surveys carried out by way of the Bureau of work information and combination intake expenses from the nationwide source of revenue and Product money owed, offering a greater knowing of customer call for. functional types for forecasting destiny fee and source of revenue elasticities also are established. absolutely revised with over a dozen new chapters and appendices, the ebook revisits the unique Houthakker-Taylor versions whereas studying new fabric to boot, reminiscent of using quantile regression and the stationarity of customer choice. It additionally explores the rising connection among neuroscience and client habit, integrating the industrial literature on call for concept with psychology literature. the main entire therapy of the subject thus far, this quantity might be an important source for any researcher, pupil or expert economist engaged on shopper habit or call for thought, in addition to traders and policymakers fascinated with the influence of financial fluctuations.

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