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John Browns and Battle Cries: The Patriotic Songs of the Union

Christian McWhirter

in Battle Hymns: The Power and Popularity of Music in the Civil War

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835500
eISBN:
9781469601861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882627_mcwhirter.6
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Civil War soldiers were highly musical. In fact, soldiers created one of the Union's national hymn, “John Brown's Body.” This chapter discusses the two leading patriotic songs of the Union. During ... More


The Jubilee Singers of Fisk University

Sandra Jean Graham

in Spirituals and the Birth of a Black Entertainment Industry

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041631
eISBN:
9780252050305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041631.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter recounts the history of the founding of Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, in 1866 by the American Missionary Association and a trio of its agents: Erastus Milo (E. M.) Cravath, ... More


Words Were as Weapons music on the Home front

Christian McWhirter

in Battle Hymns: The Power and Popularity of Music in the Civil War

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835500
eISBN:
9781469601861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882627_mcwhirter.8
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

During the Civil War, music was used to inform listeners about the conflict. This chapter discusses songs that portray battles, incidents, and sounds and emotions of Civil War. A large number of ... More


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