Culture and Arts
Through the medium of dance, 20th-century American choreographers created dances that reflected the diverse spectrum of cultural expression. They were not afraid to craft political dances that protested injustices or advocated reform. more »
J. Joseph Edgette’s research has primarily focused on Philadelphians who were on the cruise, such as the Widener family for whom Widener University is named. He said he was touched and intrigued by the dogs that were on the cruise; there were twelve dogs on the Titanic and only three survived more »
"An awkward interest (awkward because romantic) attaches to Miss Bud in the minds of the young ladies, on account of its being known to them that a husband has been chosen for her by will and bequest, and that her guardian is bound down to bestow her on that husband when he comes of age." more »
RMS Titanic Book Reviews: "It is impossible to stand. The music’s sounds are lost in an increasingly thunderous roar ... "
And the Band Played On truly takes up where the drama of Titanic’s loss leaves off. The excellent research tells the tale of a young girl’s love that could not wait for marriage; to a dishonest and avaricious father who might have graced the pages of Charles Dickens; of recognition pitifully sought and cruelly denied; of love and life triumphant over adversity more »