Crossroads The Multicultural Roots of America's Popular Music

ISBN-10: 0131930737
ISBN-13: 9780131930735
Edition: 2nd 2007 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $108.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 2/15/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 8.25" wide x 9.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Innovative and lively, this comparative and integrative study of the multicultural music of the United States explores the music of Native Americans, European Americans, African Americans, Latino Americans, and Asian Americansthe five broad groups that constitute American society and that have complex, unique, and often intermingled musical traditions that are reflected in contemporary American music. It features a blended historical/social, ethnic, and musical approach; strong contemporary focus; and coverage of a wide variety of musical styles. Music in Multicultural America. Native American Music Traditions. The Roots of European/Anglo-American Music Traditions. The Roots of African American Music Traditions. The Roots of Hispanic/Latino Music Traditions. The Blues. Jazz. Gospel. Cajun and Zydeco. Country. The Urban Folk Revival. The Ethnic and Racial Roots of Rock n Roll. Motown, Soul and Funk. Tejano, Banda, and Contemporary Mexican. Caribbean and Salsa. Asian American Music. Hip-Hop and Rap. For anyone interested in American Popular Music.

Preface
The Journeys Begin
Music in Multicultural America
The Components of American Multiculturalism
American Multiculturalism and American Music
Conclusion
Bibliography
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The Music of Native Americans
Overview of Pre-Conquest Music Traditions
Native American Music within a Historical and Social Context The Fifteenth-Nineteenth Centuries
Native American Music in the Twentieth Century
Conclusion
Bibliography
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The Roots of European/Anglo-American Music
Overview of European-American Music Traditions
Early Anglo-American Music Traditions
Anglo-American Music within a Social and Historical Context
Conclusion
Bibliography
Boxed Features
The Roots of African-American Music
Overview of African Music Traditions
African-American Music within a Historical and Social Context
Conclusion
Bibliography
Boxed Features
The Roots of Latin American Music
Overview of the Music of the Aztecs and Other Indigenous Peoples
Mexican-American Music in a Historical and Social Context
Mestizo Music Traditions
Conclusion
Bibliography
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Encounters at the Crossroads
The Blues
Overview of the Music Tradition of the Blues
The Blues in a Historical and Social Context
Conclusion
Bibliography
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Jazz
Overview of the Music Tradition of Jazz
Jazz in a Historical and Social Context
Conclusion
Bibliography
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Gospel
Overview of Gospel Music
Gospel Music in a Historical and Social Context
Conclusion
Bibliography
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Cajun and Zydeco
Overview of Cajun and Zydeco Music Traditions
Cajun and Zydeco Music in a Social and Historical Context
Conclusion
Bibliography
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Country Music
Overview of Country Music
Conclusion
Bibliography
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The Urban Folk Revival
Overview of the Music of the Urban Folk Revival
The Urban Folk Revival in a Social and Historical Context
Conclusion
Bibliography
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Excursions in New Directions
Rock 'n' Roll
Overview of Rock 'n' Roll's Music Characteristics
Rock 'n' Roll in a Historical and Social Context
Later Developments of Rock
Conclusion
Bibliography
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Soul, Motown, and Funk
Overview of the Musical Characteristics of Soul, Motown, and Funk
Soul, Motown, and Funk in a Historical and Social Context
Conclusion
Bibliography
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Salsa, Reggae, and Caribbean Latino Music
Overview of Caribbean Music Traditions
Caribbean Music Traditions within a Historical and Social Context
The Development of Salsa
Conclusion
Bibliography
Boxed Features
Tejano, Banda, and Contemporary Mexican-American Music
Overview of Twentieth-Century Mexican-American Music Traditions
Twentieth-Century Mexican American Music within a Social and Historical Context
Conclusion
Bibliography
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Asian American Music
Asian-American Music within a Social and Historical Context
Asian-American Music in the Last Half of the Twentieth Century to the Present
Conclusion
Bibliography
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Hip-Hop and Rap
Overview of Hip-Hop and Rap Music Traditions
Rap and Hip-Hop in a Social and Historical Context
Conclusion
Bibliography
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Epilogue
Index

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