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Part 1: Becoming American1. Jewish Tin Pan Alley Composers and Musical Pluralism2. Black-Jewish Integration in the Jazz World from the Swing Era to the 1950s3. "Listening for the Black Sound": Jews in the Jazz Music BusinessPart 2: Becoming Black4. "Every Time I Try to Play Black, It Comes Out Jewish": Jewish Jazz Musicians Cross the Color Line5. "Matzo Balls-Ereenie": African American Jazz Versions of Jewish SongsPart 3: Becoming Jewish6. Swinging Hava Nagila: "Jewish Jazz" and Jewish Identity

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Charles Hersch is Professor of Political Science at Cleveland State University. He is also the author of Democratic Artworks: Politics and the Arts from Trilling to Dylan and Subversive Sounds: Race and the Birth of Jazz in New Orleans.

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