Book Review: Music in Disney’s Animated Features | A Sneak Peek Behind the Curtain of Disney’s Musical Success

TITLE: Music in Disney’s Animated Features: Snow White and the Seven Dwarves to The Jungle Book
AUTHOR: James Bohn
SERIES: N/A
RELEASED: March 2017; University Press of Mississippi
GENRE: Non-Fiction
FORMAT: e-Book

KEY INFO: academic, Disney music during the Walt Disney era, music theory, Disney composers
REPRESENTATION:
n/a
CONTENT NOTICES:
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ARC Review: The Original Blues: The Emergence of the Blues in African-American Vaudeville | A Comprehensive Look at the Evolution of the Blues

TITLE: The Original Blues: The Emergence of the Blues in African-American Vaudeville 1899-1926
AUTHOR: Lynn Abbott and Doug Seroff
SERIES: N/A
RELEASED: February 2017; University Press of Mississippi
GENRE: Non-Fiction
FORMAT: e-Book

KEY INFO: black southern vaudeville, development of the blues, leading role of women of colour, racial segregation, appropriation by white people, academic text
REPRESENTATION:
women of colour, bisexual woc, lesbian woc, people of colour 
CONTENT NOTICES:
minstrelsy, racism, racial segregation and Jim Crow, alchoholism

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ARC Review: The Radium Girls | A gut-wrenching and personal account of ‘America’s Shining Women’

TITLE: The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women
AUTHOR: Kate Moore
SERIES: N/A
RELEASED: April 2017; Sourcebooks
GENRE: Non-Fiction
FORMAT: eBook

KEY INFO: Historical biography, feminist history, dialpainters, women under capitalism

CONTENT NOTICES: explicit photographs and descriptions of radium poisoning

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Ever heard of Catherine Donohue, Grace Fryer or Katherine Schaub? No? And yet these women have likely saved you from enduring the same bone-splintering fate from radium poisoning.

Kate Moore’s “Radium Girls” gives us a very personal and up-front account of the labouring women of the early 20th century whose bodies literally crumbled in front of their loved ones, while the denial of radium poisoning by greedy businessmen continued to cost more women’s lives.

Definitely a must-read for everyone but of particular interest to anyone interested in Feminist and Marxist histories.

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