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Scott Joplin

Author: James Haskins; Kathleen Benson
Publisher: Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1978.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This is the story of Scott Joplin--the man behind Ragtime. From his post-Civil War childhood in Texarkana to his touring days in the honky-tonks of the old South, Joplin was ahead of his time. He sought recognition for ragtime as a black American art form during a time at which America was not yet prepared to honor the syncopated melodies of the bar-room and the brothel.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Haskins, James, 1941-2005.
Scott Joplin.
Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1978
(OCoLC)639534405
Named Person: Scott Joplin; Scott Joplin; Scott Joplin
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Haskins; Kathleen Benson
ISBN: 038511155X 9780385111553
OCLC Number: 3631887
Description: xiii, 248 pages, [4] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: The rediscovery of Scott Joplin --
Prelude --
Texarkana --
Itinerant pianist --
Sedalia --
St. Louis --
On the move again --
Treemonisha --
The last years.
Responsibility: James Haskins, with Kathleen Benson.

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This is the story of Scott Joplin--the man behind Ragtime. From his post-Civil War childhood in Texarkana to his touring days in the honky-tonks of the old South, Joplin was ahead of his time. He sought recognition for ragtime as a black American art form during a time at which America was not yet prepared to honor the syncopated melodies of the bar-room and the brothel.

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