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Energy Never DiesAfro-Optimism and Creativity in Chicago

Energy Never Dies: Afro-Optimism and Creativity in Chicago

Ayana Contreras

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780252044069
eISBN:
9780252053009
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252044069.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Black Chicago in the post–civil rights era was constantly refreshed by an influx of newcomers from the American South via the Great Migration. Chicago was a beacon, disseminating a fresh, powerful ... More

Lying in the MiddleMusical Theater and Belief at the Heart of America

Lying in the Middle: Musical Theater and Belief at the Heart of America

Jake Johnson

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780252043925
eISBN:
9780252052859
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043925.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This book theorizes and conceptualizes the Middle space musical theater maintains in America--between professional and amateur, urban and rural, fact and fiction, fantasy and reality, truth and ... More

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