Crosby's Opera House: Symbol of Chicago's Cultural Awakening
"In the context of Chicago's economic and cultural climate, social milieu, and the scramble for prominence and refinement among the newly rich, Eugene Cropsey presents a chronicle of the city's first great cultural awakening, with Crosby's Opera House as the central focus. It is also the story of Albert and Uranus Crosby, who migrated from Cape Cod to Chicago where, as successful entrepreneurs, they made their fortunes and later sacrificed it all in their efforts to bring a new musical and artistic enlightenment to their adpoted city. The Crosby's struggle to enhance the cultural climate out on the urban frontier of the 1860s was a turbulent one, brought to life in this book through a gallery of colorful characters, including many of Chicago's prominent citizens, as well as the numerous impresarios, artists, musicians, and other entertainers who visited or settled in Chicago."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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Cropsey (Univ. of Tampa, retired) presents an intriguing study of a short-lived cultural institution in Chicago during the period from the U.S. Civil War to the devastating fire of October 1871. Using ... Read full review
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Page 17 - ... colleague Ari Hoogenboom read a substantial part of a rough draft of the final manuscript. Their thoughtful comments greatly helped me in making final revisions. And thanks are due to James E. McSherry of The Pennsylvania State University Press for his editorial skill. I wish to acknowledge indebtedness to the staffs of the New York Public Library, the Library of Congress, and the Penn State Pattee Library. Ernst C. Helmreich of Bowdoin College generously allowed the use of his copy ( apparently...
Page 19 - ... on the psychology of a staid yet surcharged period, now difficult for those who were not of it to realize; rebuild for the mind's eye a vanished city; restore to its streets their varied life ; rehabilitate passed types in their proper setting; recall with a due regard for values some of the moving events of a memorable epoch: and so provide a faithful transcript for whomsoever may be interested in the "Garden City...