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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:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Music was everywhere during the Civil War. Tunes could be heard ringing out from parlour 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, this book analyses the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
McWhirter, Christian.
Battle hymns.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2012
(DLC) 2011036320
(OCoLC)748812934
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christian McWhirter
ISBN: 0807882623 9780807882627 9781469601861 1469601869
OCLC Number: 780371018
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 321 pages) : illustrations.
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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