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Negro Slave Songs in the United States
Contributor(s): Fisher, Miles Mark (Author), Billington, Ray Allen (Foreword by)

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ISBN: 0806500905     ISBN-13: 9780806500904
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
OUR PRICE: $13.60  

Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: January 1991
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Annotation: The songs and spirituals of the American Negro are recognized as unique and valuable contributions to the world. What few people have known, however, is that the Negro spirituals and songs of the antebellum South were more than simply musical expression. They were, in Dr. Fisher's words, the "oral historical documents" of a people. As decoded by Dr. Fisher, the spirituals reveal data respecting their authors, their dates, their places of origin, their plans for escape, and their protests against slavery.
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BISAC Categories:
- Music | Ethnomusicology
- Social Science | Ethnic Studies - African American Studies
Dewey: 780.899
Physical Information: 0.61" H x 6.12" W x 9.1" (0.80 lbs) 240 pages
Themes:
- Chronological Period - 19th Century
- Ethnic Orientation - African American
 
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