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Description - Immigrant Scene by Sabine Haenni

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 culture of the United States in the early twentieth century.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780816649822
ISBN-10: 0816649820
Format: Paperback
Pages: 344
Imprint: University of Minnesota Press
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publish Date: 12-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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