The voices that are gone : themes in nineteenth-century American popular song (Book, 1994) [Hayden Memorial Library @ Citrus College]
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The voices that are gone : themes in nineteenth-century American popular song

Author: Jon W Finson
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this unique and readable study, Jon Finson views the mores and values of nineteenth-century Americans as they appear in their popular songs. Presenting a guided tour of topically arranged, select songs, he points out the most important landmarks, as well as lesser sights that provide color and context, and obscure but treasurable parts of the scenery previously overlooked. Setting forth lyricists' and composers'  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Finson, Jon W.
Voices that are gone.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1994
(OCoLC)891884563
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jon W Finson
ISBN: 0195057503 9780195057508 0195113829 9780195113822
OCLC Number: 28546998
Description: xiii, 336 pages : music, facsimiles ; 25 cm
Contents: The Distant Beloved: Genteel Romance Before the Civil War --
Realism and National Industry: Courtship in the Gilded Age --
Familiar Journey: Protocols of Dying in the Nineteenth Century --
The Social Faith: Popular Views of Technology --
Antebellum Minstrelsy and the Carnivalesque --
Postbellum Blackface Song: Authenticity and the Minstrel Demon --
The Romantic Savage: American Indians in the Parlor --
Out of Many, One? Western European Ethnicity.
Responsibility: Jon W. Finson.
Local System Bib Number:
1610475867688_219034

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This survey of 19th-century American popular music describes the enormous success of the sheet music that was either played on the piano or sung by groups or individuals. The author examines songs  Read more...
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"Finson's work represents a superior addition to a body of literature..."--American Music"Finson's history of the racial, societal, and theatrical factors that went into minstrel show stereotypes is Read more...

 
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