Music of Black Americans A History

ISBN-10: 0393971414

ISBN-13: 9780393971415

Edition: 3rd 1997

Authors: Eileen Southern

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A new edition of the classic text on African American music. Beginning with the arrival of the first Africans in the English colonies, Eileen Southern weaves a fascinating narrative of intense musical activity. As singers, players, and composers, black American musicians are fully chronicled in this landmark book. Now in the third edition, the author has brought the entire text up to date and has added a wealth of new material covering the latest developments in gospel, blues, jazz, classical, crossover, Broadway, and rap as they relate to African American music.
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Book details

Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/17/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 704
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.134
Language: English

Eileen Southern, Professor Emerita of Music and Afro-American Studies at Harvard University, founded and edited the journal The Black Perspective in Music (1973--90). She lives in New York City.

List of Illustrations
Song in a Strange Land 1619-1775
The African Legacy
The Colonial Era
Let My People Go 1776-1865
Two Wars and the New Nation
Antebellum Urban Life
Antebellum Rural Life
The War Years and Emancipation
Blow Ye the Trumpet 1865-1919
After the War
The New Century
Precursors of Jazz
Lift Every Voice 1920-1996
The Jazz Age
The Harlem Renaissance and Beyond
The Mid-Century Decades
Singers, Instrumentalists, and Composers
Currents in Contemporary Arenas
Bibliography And Discography
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