Way Up North in Dixie: A Black Family's Claim to the Confederate Anthem
This book traces the lives of the Snowdens, an African American family of musicians and farmers living in rural Knox County, Ohio. Howard L. Sacks and Judith Rose Sacks examine the Snowdens' musical and social exchanges with rural whites from the 1850s through the early 1920s and provide a detailed exploration of the claim that the Snowden family taught the song "Dixie" to Dan Emmett--the white musician and blackface minstrel credited with writing the song. This edition features a new introduction in which the authors discuss the public response to this controversial claim, and present new information on the Snowdens' musical and social experiences.
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Howard Sacks (sociology, Kenyon Coll.) and Judith Rose Sacks, an independent researcher, have written a study much broader than its title indicates. To be sure, they argue that Dan Emmett, a blackface ... Read full review