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The Sounds of Slavery: Discovering African American History through Songs, Sermons, and Speech

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Through vivid anecdotes and firsthand accounts, White and White expand our historical ear from the 1700s through the 1850s, showing how profoundly slaves shaped the American soundscape. The Sounds of Slavery allows us to eavesdrop on the past, providing a fascinating, innovative, and accessible account of the aural dimension of slavery.

A fascinating book . . . that brings to life the historical soundscape of 18th- and 19th-century African Americans at work, play, rest, and prayer . . . This remarkable achievement demands a place in every collection on African American and U.S. history and folklife. Highly recommended. --Library Journal

The Sounds of Slavery will not only be valuable to young scholars, but . . . to young performers and composers, especially with the explosion of interest in 'roots music, ' looking for new sources of original and searing music. --Ran Blake, Christian Science Monitor

Highly recommended. --Michael Russert, Multicultural Review

A work of great originality and insight. --Ira Berlin, Distinguished University Professor, University of Maryland

Shane White and Graham White's book is a joy. --Branford Marsalis

Shane White and Graham White, who are not related, are professor and honorary associate, respectively, in the history department at the University of Sydney, Australia. They are the coauthors of Stylin': African American Expressive Culture, from Its Beginning to the Zoot Suit

Synopsis:

Collects songs, speeches, and sermons that provide a revealing window into the sufferings of slaves, as well as some of the most revealing of such documents from the 1700s through the 1850s.

About the Author

Shane White and Graham White, who are not related, are professor and honorary associate, respectively, in the history department at the University of Sydney, Australia. They are the coauthors of Stylin': African American Expressive Culture, from Its Beginning to the Zoot Suit.

Table of Contents

[v.1.] Text — [v.2.] Audio CD.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807050286
Subtitle:
Discovering African American History through Songs, Sermons, and Speech
Publisher:
Beacon Press
Author:
White, Graham J.
Author:
White, Shane
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20060130
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
241

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Music » History and Criticism
Biography » Historical
Business » Communication
History and Social Science » African American Studies » General
History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » General
History and Social Science » Sociology » General
History and Social Science » Sociology » Slavery
History and Social Science » US History » Colonial America
History and Social Science » World History » General

The Sounds of Slavery: Discovering African American History through Songs, Sermons, and Speech
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