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American Dreams: Jews and Broadway

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Further Reading


Alexander, Michael. Jazz Age Jews. (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2001).


Bial, Henry. Acting Jewish. (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2005).


Furia, Philip. “America’s Great Lyricists.” The American Scholar (Summer 1997), 379-394.


Gabler, Neal. An Empire of Their Own: How the Jews Invented Hollywood. (New York: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 1989).


Hamm, Charles. Irving Berlin—Songs from the Melting Pot: The Formative Years, 1907-1925. (New York: Oxford University Press, 1997).


Hecht, Stuart J. Transposing Broadway: Jews, Assimilation and the American Musical. (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011).


Knapp, Raymond. The American Musical and the Performance of Personal identity. (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2006).


Lehman, David. A Fine Romance: Jewish Songwriters, American Songs. (New York: Nextbook, 2009).


Most, Andrea. Making Americans: Jews and the Broadway Musical. (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2004).


Rogin, Michael. Blackface, White Noise. (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2002).


Sandrow, Nahma. Vagabond Stars: A World History of Yiddish Theater. (Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1977).


Smallwood, Stephanie E. Saltwater Slavery: A Middle Passage from Africa to American Diaspora. (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2008).


Sollors, Werner. Beyond Ethnicity: Consent and Descent in American Culture. (New York: Oxford University Press, 1986).