Slave Songs of the United States

Slave Songs of the United States

By: William Allen, et al

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Book's introduction: "In 1867, a tiny unpretentious volume appeared in American bookstores...it was the groundbreaking work...in being the first extensive collection on Negro folklore." The book starts with a 42-page introduction giving some history on background on the songs. The book has words and music for 136 songs, which are separated by area: Southern Eastern Sea States, including South Carolina, Georgia and Sea Islands; Northern Seaboard Slave States, including Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina; Inland Slave States, including Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi River; Gulf States, including Florida and Louisiana; Misc. 115 pages.


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This extraordinary anthology of antebellum slave songs provides musical settings for 136 musical texts and variants, in the process devoting much commentary to the regional variations in black folk music, the social settings in which the songs were customarily performed, and the distinctiveness of the Negro singing style.

Title: Slave Songs of the United States

Author Name: William Allen, et al

Categories: Free Shipping MEDIA MAIL ONLY, African American, Sale, Slaves,

Publisher: GENEALOGICAL PUB CO INC:

ISBN Number: 0806313498

ISBN Number 13: 9780806313498

Binding: perfect

Book Condition: new

Type: softcover

lbs: 2.00 lbs

Seller ID: gp9389

Keywords: slaves, African American, music, South Carolina, Georgia, Sea Islands, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi River, Florida, Louisiana,