Eric Hobsbawm, 24 November 1994
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Oxford, 536 pp., £19.95, February 1994, 0 19 505410 5Show More
Swing Changes: Big-Band Jazz in New Deal America by David Stowe.
Harvard, 299 pp., £19.95, October 1994, 0 674 85825 5Show More
“... In the élite minority arts of the 20th century, the US component is one of many, and by no means the most important. On the other hand, it penetrates, indeed dominates, the popular culture of the globe with the single exception of sport, which still echoes the British hegemony over the 19th-century era of bourgeoisie and the first Industrial Revolution, via tennis, golf and, above all, association football ...”