Popular Music in England 1840-1914: A Social History

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Manchester University Press, 1997 - History - 331 pages
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In this important study, Dave Russell explores a wide range of Victorian and Edwardian musical life including brass bands, choral societies, music hall and popular concerts. He analyzes the way in which popular cultural practice was shaped by and, in turn, helped shape social and economic structures. Critically acclaimed on publication in 1987, the book has been fully revised in order to consider recent work in the field.
 

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Contents

music and the battle for the working
21
The popular music industry
73
The music hall and its music
105
Social and political comment in musichall song
121
Patriotism jingoism and imperialism
145
The emergence of a popular tradition
171
Brass bands
205
Conclusions
302
Select bibliography
312
Index
321
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Dave Russell is Reader in the History of Popular Culture at the University of Central Lancashire.

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