Images: Iconography of Music in African-American Culture, 1770s-1920s

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Taylor & Francis, 2000 - Music - 299 pages
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Here you will find images of country dances, corn-husking frolics, rural festivities, hunting, political gatherings, children at play, weddings, parades, the Negro burial, and many other themes. Over 120 artists are represented, including such eminent nineteenth- and early twentieth-century American painters as Thomas Eakins, Charles Demuth, Eastman Johnson, Winslow Homer, and William Sidney Mount, as well as lesser-known but important artists. This book is not a social history; instead, it allows the visual imagery to tell its own story.

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Eileen Southern is Professor Emerita of Music and Afro-American Studies at Harvard University. She is the author or editor of several books on African-American music, including The Music of Black Americans: A History, Readings in Black American Music, and Biographical Dictionary of Afro-American and African Musicians. She lives in Queens, NY.
Josephine Wright is Professor of Music and Black Studies at the College of Wooster in Ohio. She is coeditor (with Samuel A. Floyd, Jr.) of New Perspectives on Music: Essays in Honor of Eileen Southern, and coauthor (with Eileen Southern) of African-American Traditions in Song, Sermon, Tale, and Dance: 1600s-1920: An Annotated Bibliography. She lives in Wooster, OH.

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