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How early America sounded

Author: Richard Cullen Rath
Publisher: Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In early America, every sound had a living, willful force at its source. Sometimes these forces were not human or even visible. In this fascinating and highly original work of cultural history, Richard Cullen Rath re-creates in rich detail a world remote from our own, one in which sounds were charged with meaning and power." "This book's stunning evidence of the importance of sound in early America - even among the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Cullen Rath
ISBN: 0801441269 9780801441264 9780801472725 0801472725
OCLC Number: 53013074
Description: xi, 227 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Those thunders, those roarings : the natural soundscape --
From the sounds of things --
No corner for the Devil to hide --
On the rant --
The howling wilderness.
Responsibility: Richard Cullen Rath.
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"What did the world of the early American colonists sound like? The native peoples and colonists alike were very much tuned in to their auditory world. Richard Cullen Rath's How Early America Sounded Read more...

 
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