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The Resource The voices that are gone: themes in nineteenth-century American popular song

The voices that are gone: themes in nineteenth-century American popular song

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The voices that are gone: themes in nineteenth-century American popular song
Title
The voices that are gone: themes in nineteenth-century American popular song
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this unique and readable study, Jon Finson views the mores and values of nineteenth-century Americans as they appear in their popular songs. Presenting a guided tour of topically arranged, select songs, he points out the most important landmarks, as well as lesser sights that provide color and context, and obscure but treasurable parts of the scenery previously overlooked. Setting forth lyricists' and composers' notions of courtship, technology, death, African Americans, Native Americans, and European ethnicity, Finson explores the interaction between musical style and lyrics within each topic, offering a vivid and novel portrait of nineteenth-century America. The composers discussed in the book range from Henry Russell ("Woodman! Spare That Tree!"), Stephen Foster ("Oh! Susanna"), and Dan Emmett ("I Wish I Was in Dixie's Land"), to George M. Cohan, Maude Nugent ("Sweet Rosie O'Grady"), and Gussie Lord Davis ("In the Baggage Coach Ahead"). Readers will recognize songs like "Pop Goes the Weasel," "The Yellow Rose of Texas," "The Fountain in the Park," "After the Ball," "A Bicycle Built for Two," and many others which gain significance by being placed in the larger context of American history
Cataloging source
UkLiU
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Finson, Jon W
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Popular music
Label
The voices that are gone: themes in nineteenth-century American popular song
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-321) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Distant Beloved: Genteel Romance Before the Civil War
  • Realism and National Industry: Courtship in the Gilded Age
  • Familiar Journey: Protocols of Dying in the Nineteenth Century
  • The Social Faith: Popular Views of Technology
  • Antebellum Minstrelsy and the Carnivalesque
  • Postbellum Blackface Song: Authenticity and the Minstrel Demon
  • The Romantic Savage: American Indians in the Parlor
  • Out of Many, One? Western European Ethnicity
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 336 pages
Isbn
9780195057508
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
music, facsimiles
Label
The voices that are gone: themes in nineteenth-century American popular song
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-321) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Distant Beloved: Genteel Romance Before the Civil War
  • Realism and National Industry: Courtship in the Gilded Age
  • Familiar Journey: Protocols of Dying in the Nineteenth Century
  • The Social Faith: Popular Views of Technology
  • Antebellum Minstrelsy and the Carnivalesque
  • Postbellum Blackface Song: Authenticity and the Minstrel Demon
  • The Romantic Savage: American Indians in the Parlor
  • Out of Many, One? Western European Ethnicity
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 336 pages
Isbn
9780195057508
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
music, facsimiles

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