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Way up north in Dixie : a Black family's claim to the Confederate anthem

Author: Howard L Sacks; Judith Rose Sacks
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 2003.
Series: Music in American life.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Illinois pbk. edView all editions and formats
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"This book traces the lives of the Snowdens, an African American family of musicians and farmers living in rural Knox County, Ohio. Howard L. Sacks and Judith Rose Sacks examine the Snowdens' musical and social exchanges with rural whites from the 1850s through the early 1920s and carefully explore the claim that the Snowden family taught the song "Dixie" to Dan Emmett - the white musicians and blackface minstrel  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Minstrel shows
Named Person: Snowden family.; Daniel Decatur Emmett; Snowden family.; Dan Emmett; Snowden family.; Daniel Decatur Emmett; Snowden, Familie
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Howard L Sacks; Judith Rose Sacks
ISBN: 0252071603 9780252071607
OCLC Number: 51937148
Description: xxv, 259 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction to the Illinois Paperback Edition --
1. 'Cimmon Seed and Sandy Bottom --
2. The Snowden Family! Are Coming! --
3. I Am Sitting Sad and Lonely --
4. Ohio's Not the Place for Me --
5. I Wish I Was in Dixie --
Epilogue: A Clinton Quadrille --
App. A Sampler of the Snowden Family Band Repertoire.
Series Title: Music in American life.
Responsibility: Howard L. Sacks and Judith Rose Sacks.

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Traces the lives of the Snowdens, an African American family of musicians and farmers living in rural Knox County, Ohio. This book examines the Snowdens' musical and social exchanges with rural  Read more...

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