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Debating the Nature of the Young Republic in Song

Laura Lohman

in Hail Columbia!: American Music and Politics in the Early Nation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780190930615
eISBN:
9780190930646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190930615.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

Americans used music to disseminate competing concepts of republicanism during Washington’s second term as president. As the unfolding French Revolution accelerated Americans’ engagement with the ... More


Singing Republican Ascendance

Laura Lohman

in Hail Columbia!: American Music and Politics in the Early Nation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780190930615
eISBN:
9780190930646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190930615.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

American songwriters sonically represented the Republican takeover of the presidency with Jefferson’s election in 1800. Songwriters articulated a new narrative of Republican ascendance and political ... More


“A Glorious Opportunity to Destroy Faction”

Laura Lohman

in Hail Columbia!: American Music and Politics in the Early Nation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780190930615
eISBN:
9780190930646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190930615.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

Americans commonly leveraged music to circulate narratives of partisan dominance in the early republic, and this chapter examines how Federalists in particular used music to articulate a powerful ... More


Musical Myth-Making and the War of 1812

Laura Lohman

in Hail Columbia!: American Music and Politics in the Early Nation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780190930615
eISBN:
9780190930646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190930615.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines how Americans used music to craft powerful myths about the War of 1812. The war began amid strong sectional and partisan divisions, but Americans obscured these divisions by ... More


Musical Propaganda in the Era of the Constitution

Laura Lohman

in Hail Columbia!: American Music and Politics in the Early Nation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780190930615
eISBN:
9780190930646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190930615.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

Focusing on the period 1783–1792, this chapter examines how music was used as a tool of propaganda in the early American republic. Americans used music to craft a central myth of the nation, the ... More


Debating the Embargo in Song

Laura Lohman

in Hail Columbia!: American Music and Politics in the Early Nation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780190930615
eISBN:
9780190930646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190930615.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

Focusing on the period 1806–1811, this chapter examines how Americans used music to address critical political questions prompted by the Napoleonic Wars. The nation faced naval depredations, failed ... More


Conclusion: The Legacy of Early American Political Song

Laura Lohman

in Hail Columbia!: American Music and Politics in the Early Nation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780190930615
eISBN:
9780190930646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190930615.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, American

This conclusion traces how early American political music was used throughout the nineteenth century. While political music in the early nation was often ephemeral, some of it proved surprisingly ... More


Recordings: Allegories, Metaphors, and Metonyms

Noriko Manabe

in The Revolution Will Not Be Televised: Protest Music After Fukushima

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199334681
eISBN:
9780190454951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199334681.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Popular, Ethnomusicology, World Music

A multilayered system of self-censorship by the record industry association (Dorsey 2013), individual record companies, and producers discourage the use of lyrics that argue a political point or ... More


The one-legged sailor and other heroes

Daniel Karlin

in Street Songs: Writers and urban songs and cries, 1800-1925

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198792352
eISBN:
9780191834363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198792352.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, World Literature

On the streets of Dublin a drunken navvy bawls out fragments of an Irish revolutionary ballad, and a crippled sailor growls out fragments of an English ballad about a crippled sailor, ‘The Death of ... More


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