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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. < BR> < BR> & quot; 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.& quot; < BR> & mdash; Library Journal< BR> < BR> & quot; 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 & #39; roots music, & #39; looking for new sources of original and searing music.& quot; < BR> & mdash; Ran Blake, Christian Science Monitor< BR> < BR> & quot; Highly recommended.& quot; < BR> & mdash; Michael Russert, Multicultural Review< BR> < BR> & quot; A work of great originality and insight.& quot; < BR> & mdash; Ira Berlin, Distinguished University Professor, University of Maryland< BR> < BR> & quot; Shane White and Graham White& #39; s book is a joy.& quot; < BR> & mdash; Branford Marsalis< BR> < BR> 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& #39; African AmericanExpressive Culture, from Its Beginning to the Zoot Suit

Synopsis:

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:

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 Whites 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

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807050279
Author:
White, Shane
Publisher:
Beacon Press (MA)
Author:
White, Graham
Author:
Graham, White
Location:
Boston
Subject:
History
Subject:
Slavery
Subject:
Oral communication
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Histor
Subject:
United States / Colonial Period(1600-1775)
Subject:
United States - State & Local - South
Subject:
Southern States Social life and customs.
Subject:
Slaves -- Southern States.
Subject:
General History
Subject:
African American Studies-Black Heritage
Subject:
African American Studies-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
April 2006
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
264
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x .5 in .8125 lb

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History and Social Science » African American Studies » General
History and Social Science » African American Studies » Slavery and Reconstruction
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Product details 264 pages Beacon Press - English 9780807050279 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , 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" by ,
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 Whites 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

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