Boola Boola: Football, Tin Pan Alley, and the Branding of Yale

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Professor Jay Gitlin
"Boola Boola: Football, Tin Pan Alley, and the Branding of Yale"

Jay Gitlin is a Senior Lecturer in History at Yale and teaches courses on “Yale and America,” “Quebec and Canada,” and most recently, “Cities of Empire” with Paul Kennedy. His new book, Country Acres and Cul-de-Sacs: Connecticut Circle Magazine Reimagines the Nutmeg State, 1938-52,has just been published by Wesleyan University Press. His book The Bourgeois Frontier: French Towns, French Traders & American Expansion was published in 2010 by Yale University Press and won the Alf Andrew Heggoy Prize for the best work in French colonial history. He has published numerous articles and contributed chapters to the Oxford History of the American West (Oxford, 1994) and The Louisiana Purchase and the Emergence of the American Empire (Congressional Quarterly, 2003). He is also co-editor and co-author of Under an Open Sky: Rethinking America’s Western Past (W.W. Norton, 1992), a festschrift in honor of his mentor, Howard Lamar. With his son, Basie Bales Gitlin, he has written Mory’s: A Brief History and “Your Valuable Name: Elihu Yale’s America and America’s Elihu Yale.” He has been a professional musician and a member of the American Federation of Musicians since the age of twelve.

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