According to Hatch, the four critical problems associated with researching African American theatrical history are lack of sources, lack of integrated theater history, a narrow definition of theater, and uneven chronological coverage. Indeed, "no scripts, sound recordings, or archival records from the Pekin have survived" xxi. Through close examination of scarce program books and newspaper accounts, however, Bauman painstakingly re-creates a timeline of performances and offers a sense of the theater's critical reception in black and white newspapers, an understanding of its financial challenges, and a grasp of the role it played within the community.
Author: Monica Hairston O'Connell. Date: Sept. From: American Music Vol. Publisher: University of Illinois Press. Louis in , the ballad of "Frankie and Johnny" became one of America's most familiar songs during the first half of the twentieth century. Amy Absher. While depicting the segregated city before World War II, Absher traces the migration of black musicians, both men and women and both classical and vernacular performers, from the American South to Chicago during the s to s.
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