Jukeboxes: An American Social History

Jukeboxes: An American Social History

by Kerry Segrave


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786411818
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 02/11/2002
Pages: 381
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.76(d)

About the Author

Cultural historian Kerry Segrave is the author of dozens of books on such diverse topics as drive-in theaters, ticket-scalping, lie detectors, jukeboxes, smoking and shoplifting. He lives in British Columbia.

Table of Contents

1.The Jukebox Arrives: A Dictaphone Gone Bad, 1870-19073
2.The Piano Outplays the Box, 1907-193320
3.Jukeboxes Spread Across America, 1934-194048
4.Boxes Gets Patriotic, and Curb Juvenile Delinquency, 1941-1945128
5.The Nickel and Dime War, 1946-1950166
6.Jukes Have One Final Fling, 1951-1959225
7.Slow Fade to Obscurity, 1960-2000274
Appendix A.City Jukebox Taxes and Ratios of Jukes and Locations to Population307
Appendix B.Jukebox Exports327
Appendix C.Jukebox License/Fee/Tax by State335
Appendix D.U.S. Exports of Coin-Operated Machines337

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