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“The Star-Spangled Banner” and the Development of a Federalist Musical Tradition

Billy Coleman

in Harnessing Harmony: Music, Power, and Politics in the United States, 1788-1865

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781469658872
eISBN:
9781469658896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469658872.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter provides a new account of the political lineage of “The Star-Spangled Banner” that ties its composition to the identification of a distinctively Federalist conception of music in early ... More


Musical Myth-Making and the War of 1812

Laura Lohman

in Hail Columbia!: American Music and Politics in the Early Nation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780190930615
eISBN:
9780190930646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190930615.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines how Americans used music to craft powerful myths about the War of 1812. The war began amid strong sectional and partisan divisions, but Americans obscured these divisions by ... More


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