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The memoirs of Alton Augustus Adams, Sr. : first black bandmaster of the United States Navy

Author: Alton A Adams; Mark Clague
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press ; Chicago : Center for Black Music Research, Columbia College, ©2008.
Series: Music of the African diaspora, 12.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Memoirs of Alton Augustus Adams, Sr. tells the life story of Alton Augustus Adams, Sr., musician, writer, hotelier, and the first black bandmaster in the United States Navy. Born in the Virgin Islands in 1889, Adams joined the U.S. military in 1917 when America acquired the islands from Denmark. Although naval policy at the time restricted blacks to jobs as mess attendants and stewards, Adams and his all-black  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Alton A Adams; Alton A Adams; Alton A Adams
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alton A Adams; Mark Clague
ISBN: 9780520251311 0520251318
OCLC Number: 86172958
Notes: "The George Gund Foundation imprint in African American studies"--Preliminary page.
Description: xvi, 367 pages, [11] pages of plates : illustrations, music ; 24 cm.
Contents: A historical memoir --
The St. Thomas craftsmen of the nineteenth century --
The value of education --
Music in the Virgin Islands and the founding of the Adams Juvenile Band (1910) --
The United States Navy Band of the Virgin Islands (1917-1923) --
The Navy Band's 1924 United States tour --
The close of the naval years (1925-1931) --
The naval administration (1917-1931) : an evaluation --
Civilian government and politics (the 1930s) --
The power of the press (the 1940s) --
Tourism and the hotel association (the 1950s).
Series Title: Music of the African diaspora, 12.
Responsibility: edited by Mark Clague ; foreword by Samuel Floyd, Jr.
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Alton Augustus Adams, Sr, was a musician, writer, hotelier, and the first black bandmaster of the United States Navy. Born in the Virgin Islands in 1889, Adams joined the US military in 1917. This  Read more...

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