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Dvořák’s Symphony From the New World

Maurice Peress

in Dvorák to Duke Ellington: A Conductor Rediscovers America's Music and Its African-American Roots

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195098228
eISBN:
9780199869817
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195098228.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter starts with Dvorák's witnessing of the exuberant festivities for the 400th anniversary of Columbusás landing in the New World only a few days after his arrival and his first concert ... More


Lessons and Legacies

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/9780252041631.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, American

The earliest literary recognitions of black music set up an artificial dichotomy between “white” and “black” traditions, suggesting for each of these two categories an essence and a stability that ... More


Singing Abolition

J. R. Oldfield

in The Ties that Bind: Transatlantic Abolitionism in the Age of Reform, c. 1820-1866

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781789622003
eISBN:
9781800341708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789622003.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This Chapter deals with a hitherto neglected aspect of anti-slavery opinion building, namely the role of anti-slavery songs. Hundreds of these songs – really abolitionist poems set to popular ... More


Introduction

Kevin D. Greene

in The Invention and Reinvention of Big Bill Broonzy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469646497
eISBN:
9781469646510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646497.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

The invention and reinvention of Big Bill Broonzy reveals numerous pathways African American entertainers faced during the first half of the twentieth century. After Broonzy left the South for ... More


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