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The music of black Americans: a history.


[1st ed.].. New York, W.W. Norton [1971] .
ISBN 0393021564

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Subjects African Americans -- Music -- History and criticism.
African Americans -- Music.
Afroamerikanische Musik.
Geschichte.
Music
Music -- United States -- History and criticism.
Musik.
Schwarze.
USA.
United States.
Description xviii, 552 pages illustrations, facsimiles, music, portraits 22 cm
Copyright Date [1971]
Notes "Bibliography and discography": pages 511-532.
Summary This survey of the music of black Americans begins with the arrival in 1619 of the first black men in the English colonies. It discusses the work of black composers and performers, the role of the black churches in the North, theatrical activities, the songs of work and play, the development of jazz, and art music.
Contents Song in a strange land, 1619-1775. The African heritage ; New England and the Middle colonies ; The Southern colonies -- Let my people go, 1776-1866. Two wars and the new nation ; The ante-bellum period : urban life ; The ante-bellum period : rural life ; The ante-bellum period : general character of the folk music ; The war years and emancipation -- Blow ye the trumpet, 1867-1919. After the war ; The turn of the century ; Precursors of jazz : ragtime and blues ; Precursors of jazz : syncopated dance orchestras and brass bands -- Lift every voice, 1920 -- The jazz age ; The Black renaissance ; Composers : from nationalists to experimentalists ; The mid-century years.
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)125122
(OCoLC)ocm00125122
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Southern, Eileen.
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