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If you don't go, don't hinder me : the African American sacred song tradition

Author: Bernice Johnson Reagon
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2001.
Series: Abraham Lincoln lecture series.
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Based on both archival and field research, these four essays describe the role of sacred songs in the history of African American culture and in the biographical experiences of the author--an African American woman, a cultural activist, and a composer. Essays center on specific genres, including the twentieth century gospel, the African American Congregational song tradition, spirituals, and freedom songs.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Reagon, Bernice Johnson, 1942-
If you don't go, don't hinder me.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, c2001
(OCoLC)652012689
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bernice Johnson Reagon
ISBN: 0803239130 9780803239135 0803289839 9780803289833
OCLC Number: 44413847
Description: 155 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Twentieth-century gospel : as the people moved they sang a new song --
The African American congregational song tradition : Deacon William Reardon Sr., master songleader --
Spirituals : an African American communal voice --
Freedom songs : my African American singing and fighting mothers.
Series Title: Abraham Lincoln lecture series.
Responsibility: Bernice Johnson Reagon.
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