The Immigrant Scene: Ethnic Amusements in New York, 1880-1920

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Yiddish melodramas about the tribulations of immigration. German plays about alpine tourism. Italian vaudeville performances. Rubbernecking tours of Chinatown. In the New York City of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, these seemingly disparate leisure activities played similar roles: mediating the vast cultural, demographic, and social changes that were sweeping the nation's largest city. In The Immigrant Scene , Sabine Haenni reveals how theaters in New York created ethnic entertainment that shaped the ...

The Immigrant Scene: Ethnic Amusements in New York, 1880-1920 2009, University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, MN

ISBN-13: 9780816649822

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The Immigrant Scene: Ethnic Amusements in New York, 1880-1920 2009, University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, MN

ISBN-13: 9780816649815

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