Footnotes by Caseen Gaines audiobook

Footnotes: The Black Artists Who Rewrote the Rules of the Great White Way

By Caseen Gaines

Blackstone Publishing 9781492688815

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781982591977

  • ISBN: 9781982591960

  • ISBN: 9781982591984

Category: Nonfiction/Drama/Performing Arts
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

For readers of Hidden Figures and Something Wonderful, Footnotes is the story of New York in the roaring twenties and the very first Broadway show with an all-Black cast and creative team to succeed―and the indelible mark left on our popular culture.

These pioneering performer and the creators (composer Eubie Blake and lyricist Noble Sissle) sowed the seeds of the Harlem jazz scene and paved the way for people of color on stage and screen with West Side Story, Black Panther, and of course, Hamilton. Importantly, this book illuminates the ways in which Black people in America have attained success amidst a culture actively whitewashing, controlling, or completely preventing their stories from being told.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“With meticulous research and smooth storytelling, Caseen Gaines significantly deepens our understanding of one of the key cultural events that launched the Harlem Renaissance.” A’Lelia Bundles, New York Times bestselling author
“Footnotes is a remarkable, wonderful book. Caseen Gaines, a top-notch researcher and first-rate storyteller, vividly brings a colorful era to life.” Brian Jay Jones, New York Times bestselling author

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Author

Author Bio: Caseen Gaines

Author Bio: Caseen Gaines

Caseen Gaines is a popular culture historian. He is the author of Inside Pee-wee’s Playhouse: The Untold, Unauthorized, and Unpredictable Story of a Pop Phenomenon, which received the 2012 Independent Publisher’s Book Award Silver Medal in the Popular Culture/Leisure category, as well as A Christmas Story: Behind the Scenes of a Holiday Classic. Caseen also directs theater and teaches high school English in New Jersey, where he lives. He aspires to be a Renaissance Man and fears being a jack of all trades.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Drama/Performing Arts
Audience: Adult
Language: English