By Vincent Tompkins
Meant as a reference resource for American social heritage, this quantity discusses the folks, occasions and concepts of the interval 1900-1909. After an introductory evaluation and chronology, topic chapters stick with with subject-specific timelines and alphabetically prepared entries.
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In music Scott Joplin was "The King of Rag Time" and Ma Rainey sang the blues. But the nation as a whole — which made the now-forgotten romance To Have and To Hold a best-seller while Theodore Dreiser's Sister Carrie was virtually banned by his own publisher and sang "Boola Boola" while composer Charles Ives labored in obscurity — was overlooking its most creative contributors. Some Americans, such as Gertrude Stein, sought the more liberal climate of Europe in the early 33 1900s, anticipating the rush of expatriatism in the 1 20s.
10 June In France motion-picture pioneers Auguste and Louis Lumière announce they have developed a method for making color film. 8 July Florenz Ziegfeld's musical revue, the Ziegfeld Follies, opens at the New York Roof Theater; the Follies become an annual theater event, continuing until 1927. 24 Aug. New York galleries are featuring the works of Mary Cassatt, American Impressionist. 7 Sept. Oscar Hammerstein announces he will build four opera houses in New York City. 8 Nov. Photographs can now be reproduced by cable, owing to new advances in the field.
Tetrazinni signs a five-year contract with Oscar Hammerstein; she appears at the new Manhattan Opera House. 5 May Courts rule that moving pictures be placed under copyright laws; royalties will be paid to the owners of the copyrights. 7 July French courts extend motion-picture copyright laws. 6 Sept. Israel Zangwill's play The Melting Pot opens in New York City; the title becomes an internationally recognized description of the United States. A M E R I C A N D E C A D E S : 1900-1909 IMPORTANT EVENTS OF THE 1900S 5 Oct.
American Decades: 1900-1909 by Vincent Tompkins