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Battle hymns : the power and popularity of music in the Civil War

Author: Christian McWhirter
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2012.
Series: Civil War America (Series)
Edition/Format:   book_printbook : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Music was everywhere during the Civil War. Tunes could be heard ringing out from parlor pianos, thundering at political rallies, and setting the rhythms of military and domestic life. With literacy still limited, music was an important vehicle for communicating ideas about the war, and it had a lasting impact in the decades that followed. Drawing on an array of published and archival sources, Christian McWhirter  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christian McWhirter
ISBN: 9780807835500 0807835501 9781469613673 1469613670
OCLC Number: 748812934
Description: viii, 321 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part of everyone's meat and drink : popular music and the Civil War --
John Browns and battle cries : the patriotic songs of the union --
Gay deceibers and bonnie blue flags : the anthems of the Confederacy --
Words were as weapons : music on the home front --
A wonderful and inspiring influence : music in the armies --
The choked voice of a race, at last unloosed : African Americans and Civil War music --
Fresh strains for fresh developments : the end of the war and its music --
Veterans, memorialists, and the King : the revival and legacy of Civil War music.
Series Title: Civil War America (Series)
Responsibility: Christian McWhirter.

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