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Sounds of the Metropolis: The 19th Century Popular Music Revolution in London, New York, Paris and Vienna

Derek B. Scott

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195309461
eISBN:
9780199871254
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309461.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The words “popular music revolution” may instantly bring to mind jazz of the 1920s or rock 'n' roll of the 1950s, but this book argues that the first popular music revolution occurred in the 19th ... More


Jim Crow Girdles the Globe

Brian Rouleau

in With Sails Whitening Every Sea: Mariners and the Making of an American Maritime Empire

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452338
eISBN:
9780801455087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452338.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter investigates the many instances in which sailors staged blackface minstrel shows while traveling abroad. In their willingness to apply the burnt-cork mask and “jump Jim Crow” for ... More


Black Misrepresentation in Nineteenth-Century Sheet Music Illustration

Stephanie Dunson

in Beyond Blackface: African Americans and the Creation of American Popular Culture, 1890-1930

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834626
eISBN:
9781469602967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807878026_brundage.6
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter argues that we must initially turn our attention back to the antebellum decades that saw the rise of the blackface minstrel tradition—when white men in black facepaint entertained ... More


Saneface Minstrelsy: Blacking Up in the Asylum

in Theaters of Madness: Insane Asylums and Nineteenth-Century American Culture

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226709635
eISBN:
9780226709659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226709659.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter explores the life of a curious blackface minstrel troupe composed of patients at the New York State Lunatic Asylum. Performing several times a year for patients, doctors, and visitors, ... More


Orchestras and musical intersections with regimental bands, blackface minstrel troupes, and jazz in India, 1830s–1940s

Bradley Shope

in Global Perspectives on Orchestras: Collective Creativity and Social Agency

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780199352227
eISBN:
9780199352258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199352227.003.0013
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter discusses blackface minstrel troupes, British regimental bands and jazz orchestras performing in India from the mid-nineteenth century to the mid-twentieth century. It details their ... More


Second Variation: Hutchinson Family Singers Fans and the Weight of Sympathy

Scott Gac

in Singing for Freedom: The Hutchinson Family Singers and the Nineteenth-Century Culture of Reform

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300111989
eISBN:
9780300138368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300111989.003.0016
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines the fans of the Hutchinson Family Singers, country dwellers singing of family ties along with their religious and reform ideals, played to rural listeners who would adore the ... More


First Section: Music (the Hutchinsons' First Concert)

Scott Gac

in Singing for Freedom: The Hutchinson Family Singers and the Nineteenth-Century Culture of Reform

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300111989
eISBN:
9780300138368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300111989.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter explains about music and its reform, burgeoning fame, and again, some sheet music and some of the group's most popular songs of 1843. Though the performance seemingly lacked the import ... More


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