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Music in the Chautauqua Movement: From 1874 to the 1930s by Paige Lush (review)

Music in the Chautauqua Movement: From 1874 to the 1930s by Paige Lush (review) booK reVIeWS Music in the Chautauqua Movement: From 1874 to the 1930s. by Paige lush. Jefferson, NC: mcfarland, 2013. ISbN-13: 978­0­7864­7315­1. Paperback. Pp. vii, 231. $45.00. Paige lush's Music in the Chautauqua Movement: From 1874 to the 1930s is notable for being the first full-length study of the role of music within Chautauqua, a major force in american culture in the early twentieth century. The institution of Chautauqua touched the lives of millions of americans during the three decades that its performers traveled across the country, making summer appearances in tents in rural regions, typically in towns with populations of under 10,000. In the opening chapter of her book, lush presents a detailed historical background for Chautauqua, beginning with the summer retreat in Chautauqua, New York, originally founded for the education of Sunday school teachers in 1874, from which the movement takes its name. The term was subsequently applied to regional Chautauquas, locally run assemblies with religious and educational missions, that sprang up to supply lectures and cultural events and to sponsor study groups. However, the author's primary focus is the Chautauqua tent circuit, which was a commercial venture with "talent" supplied by regional entertainment bureaus; it lasted http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American Music University of Illinois Press

Music in the Chautauqua Movement: From 1874 to the 1930s by Paige Lush (review)

American Music , Volume 32 (3) – Apr 17, 2014

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booK reVIeWS Music in the Chautauqua Movement: From 1874 to the 1930s. by Paige lush. Jefferson, NC: mcfarland, 2013. ISbN-13: 978­0­7864­7315­1. Paperback. Pp. vii, 231. $45.00. Paige lush's Music in the Chautauqua Movement: From 1874 to the 1930s is notable for being the first full-length study of the role of music within Chautauqua, a major force in american culture in the early twentieth century. The institution of Chautauqua touched the lives of millions of americans during the three decades that its performers traveled across the country, making summer appearances in tents in rural regions, typically in towns with populations of under 10,000. In the opening chapter of her book, lush presents a detailed historical background for Chautauqua, beginning with the summer retreat in Chautauqua, New York, originally founded for the education of Sunday school teachers in 1874, from which the movement takes its name. The term was subsequently applied to regional Chautauquas, locally run assemblies with religious and educational missions, that sprang up to supply lectures and cultural events and to sponsor study groups. However, the author's primary focus is the Chautauqua tent circuit, which was a commercial venture with "talent" supplied by regional entertainment bureaus; it lasted

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American MusicUniversity of Illinois Press

Published: Apr 17, 2014

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