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African American Ambassadors Abroad and at Home

Danielle Fosler-Lussier

in Music in America's Cold War Diplomacy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780520284135
eISBN:
9780520959781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520284135.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

Marian Anderson and Louis Armstrong were America’s most visible African American musical ambassadors during the Civil Rights era. Both became important commentators about race abroad. Louis Armstrong ... More


Music Mentor and Colleague: “He always had time for us”

Jean E. Snyder

in Harry T. Burleigh: From the Spiritual to the Harlem Renaissance

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039942
eISBN:
9780252098109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039942.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on Harry T. Burleigh's mentoring of younger musicians, especially singers and composers. Among the singers Burleigh mentored are some of the most distinguished African American ... More


Saving Music

Laura Tunbridge

in Singing in the Age of Anxiety: Lieder Performances in New York and London between the World Wars

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226563572
eISBN:
9780226563602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226563602.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter begins with the political and economic situation of the early 1930s and the emigration of German singers Elena Gerhardt and Elisabeth Schumann to London. Once war broke out, there was a ... More


Engaged Opera

Naomi André

in Black Opera: History, Power, Engagement

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780252041921
eISBN:
9780252050619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041921.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter introduces two case studies of “Black Otellos” and situates the author’s voice in this project. This chapter outlines the historical background of race in the United States and South ... More


The Black Queer/Trans Femme Representation of Beyoncé’s Media Ventriloquisms and the National Voice

Shannon Wong Lerner

in Media Ventriloquism: How Audiovisual Technologies Transform the Voice-Body Relationship

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780197563625
eISBN:
9780197563663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197563625.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter historicizes the Black diva and the relationship forged between Beyoncé’s singing voice, audio technologies, and the nation. In particular, audiences might receive enhanced voice placed ... More


A Passionate Addiction to Lincoln

Nina Silber

in This War Ain't Over: Fighting the Civil War in New Deal America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469646541
eISBN:
9781469646565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646541.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

No historical figure became as prominent in 1930s America as Abraham Lincoln. Once seen mainly as a figure of moderation and reconciliation, Lincoln became a more powerful figure associated with ... More


. This Ain't No Geraldine Up Here ~ 1972 ~

Nadine Cohodas

in Princess Noire: The Tumultuous Reign of Nina Simone

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807872437
eISBN:
9781469602240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882740_cohodas.24
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses Nina's first performance in Washington, D.C. in several years; the city's Constitution Hall was nearly filled to its 3,800-seat capacity. It was not lost on Nina that three ... More


National Monuments and the Residue of History

John Levi Barnard

in Empire of Ruin: Black Classicism and American Imperial Culture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190663599
eISBN:
9780190663629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190663599.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This chapter explores the tension between the association of the Lincoln Memorial with the civil rights movement and the continued prevalence—during and after the movement itself—of the rhetoric of ... More


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