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Our Musicals, Ourselves
A Social History of the American Musical Theatre
John Bush Jones

Brandeis University Press



Contents

• Foreword ix
• Acknowledgements xi
• Introduction 1
• 1. Patriotism, Xenophobia, and World War I 12
• 2. The Musicals of the Roaring Twenties 52
• 3. Coping with Depression 79
• 4. World War II and the Rodgers and Hammerstein Years 123
• 5. From Isolationism to Idealism in the Cold War years 161
• 6. Black and Jewish Musicals since the 1960s 202
• 7. Issue-Driven Musicals of the Turbulent Years 235
• 8. Fragmented Society, Fragmented Musicals 269
• 9. "A Recycled Culture," Nostalgia and Spectacle 305 •10. New Voices, New Perspectives 331
• Appendices -- Appendix A: Broadway Musical Production, 1919-1929 360 -- Appendix B: Long-Running Diversionary Musicals. 1929-1938 362 -- Appendix C: Long-Running Diversionary Musicals, 1939-1945 364 -- Appendix D: Long-Running Diversionary Musicals, 1946-1960 366 -- Appendix E: Long-Running Diversionary Musicals, 1960-1969 369 -- Appendix F: Long-Running Diversionary Musicals, 1969-1979 371 -- Appendix G: Long-Running Diversionary Musicals, 1979-2000 372
• Sources Cited 375
• Index 391

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