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FROM STRIKE TO SHOW

The newsies strike of 1899 was the last successful child labor riot of the 19th century, but by the time the history books were scripted and printed, it was little more than a footnote. Newsies vs. The World takes a microscope to the events of the strike and its ongoing legacy in contemporary film and musical theatre. It explores the intense rivalry
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Paperback, 410 pages
Published August 1st 2019 by Theme Park Press
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Content-wise, this book is very impressive--it's the only (to my knowledge) comprehensive overview of everything related to Newsies, from the historical strike itself (and everything that led up to it) to the movie to the stage musical and beyond. In that respect, I would consider it a must-read for any Newsie fan.

Unfortunately, the book was extremely poorly proofread, if at all--there are many typos, misspelled names, incorrect words used, and even a few instances where the same anecdotes
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Ashley Varela is a freelance writer and author based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her latest work, Newsies vs. The World, was published by Theme Park Press in 2019.

Guided by a profound passion for history, she has conducted original research and put forth multi-part analyses on many topics, including the development of Major and Minor League Baseball in the Pacific Northwest; the creation of the
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