America's Music, from the Pilgrims to the Present

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University of Illinois Press, 1987 - Music - 712 pages
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Contents

The Musical Puritans
3
Conflict and Reform
19
Dissenters and Minority Sects
38
The African Presence
55
Gentlemen Amateurs
72
European Professionals
94
American Pioneers
112
112
127
Decorum and Diversity
341
On with the Show
360
New England Again
379
The Native Americans
395
The Rise of Ragtime
413
Composer from Connecticut
429
America and the World
447
The Ultramodern Movement
449

170
128
The People and the Nation
129
Progress Profit and Uplift
131
The Genteel Tradition
147
The Fasola Folk
170
Revival Hymns and Spiritual Songs
192
The Negro Spirituals
213
The Ethiopian Business
232
Americas Minstrel
248
Romantic Americanism
266
Exotic Romanticism
285
Europe versus America
302
Toward a Composite Culture
321
Music for the Millions
323
New American Mix
470
Everywhere the Blues
489
Tradition and Transformation
506
The Pit and the Proscenium
525
Toward an American Opera
543
The Grand Tradition
562
Creative Systems
581
Innovation and Experiment
597
Country to Rockwith Soul
619
American Music on Record by William Brooks
639
Selected Bibliography
647
Index
689
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