Israel Zangwill, The Melting-pot ( New York: Macmillan, 1909). First produced at the Columbia Theatre, Washington, D.C., on 5 October 1908.
Zangwill, The Melting-Pot, p. 36.
Alexander Woollcott, The Story of Irving Berlin ( New York: Putnam, 1925).
Later biographies include Michael Freedland, Irving Berlin ( New York: Stein &
Day, 1974) and A Salute to Irving Berlin ( London: W. H. Allen, 1986);
, Irving Berlin and Ragtime America ( London: Century Hutchinson, 1987);
Laurence Bergreen, As Thousands Cheen: The Life of Irving Berlin ( New York: Viking, 1991). See also Charles Hamm, "Irving Berlin's Early Songs As Biographical Documents", Musical Quarterly77/1 ( Spring 1993): 10-34 and Vince Motto, The Irving Berlin Catalog ( Sheet Music Exchange 6, no. 5 ( October 1988) and 8,
no. 1 ( February 1990).
According to research conducted recently by Berlin's daughters. See
Mary Ellin Barrett
Irving Berlin: A Daughter's Memoir ( New York: Simon & Schuster, 1994), pp. 98-99.
Bergreen, As Thousands Cheer, p. 11.
Woollcott, The Story of Irving Berlin, p. 21.
Unpublished typescript, "Story of Harry Von Tilzer's Career", Library of
Congress, p. 123.
Robert Park, "Racial Assimilation in Secondary Groups", American Journalof Sociology
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Book title: Irving Berlin:Songs from the Melting Pot: The Formative Years, 1907-1914.
Contributors: Charles Hamm - Author.
Publisher: Oxford University Press.
Place of publication: New York.
Publication year: 1997.
Page number: 273.
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