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Coda: As We Raise Our Voices: The Place of Communal Singing

Sheryl Kaskowitz

in God Bless America: The Surprising History of an Iconic Song

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199919772
eISBN:
9780199345595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199919772.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

The epilogue uses “God Bless America” as a lens through which to examines the role of communal singing in American public life. Drawing on Emile Durkheim’s concept of secular ritual and Victor ... More


My Home Sweet Home: Commemoration, Coercion, and Commerce after 9/11

Sheryl Kaskowitz

in God Bless America: The Surprising History of an Iconic Song

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199919772
eISBN:
9780199345595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199919772.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

Chapter 5 explores the profusion of post-9/11 uses of “God Bless America,” beginning with the spontaneous Congressional performance on the steps of the Capitol that anointed the song as a vehicle for ... More


God Bless America: The Surprising History of an Iconic Song

Sheryl Kaskowitz

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199919772
eISBN:
9780199345595
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199919772.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

This book tells the surprising story of “God Bless America.” It begins with the song’s early history, from its composition in 1918 by Irving Berlin and its premiere performance by Kate Smith in 1938, ... More


Through the Night (to the Right): The Evolution of a Conservative Anthem

Sheryl Kaskowitz

in God Bless America: The Surprising History of an Iconic Song

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199919772
eISBN:
9780199345595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199919772.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

Chapter 4 focuses on the shifting meanings of “God Bless America” within the 70 years since its debut, tracing associations that have increasingly tilted toward the ideological right. It follows this ... More


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