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Music in American Life


Acquiring Editor: Laurie Matheson

Music in American Life 40th AnniversaryMusic in American Life is a longstanding series that embodies the twin goals of documenting the place of music in American culture and the cultural life that gives rise to particular musical forms. Encompassing the broadest range of music, from classical through all forms of American vernacular music, the series welcomes a variety of approaches to the topic of music in American life, including monographs, biographies, memoirs, reference books, readers, and edited collections.


link to catalog page, Rap Music and Street Consciousness Author: Cheryl L. Keyes
Pub Date: 2004

Rap from its earliest roots to the present day   learn more...

link to catalog page, Bluegrass Breakdown

Bluegrass Breakdown

The Making of the Old Southern Sound

Author: Robert Cantwell
Pub Date: November 2003

“Best single academic book on bluegrass”   learn more...

link to catalog page, Way Up North in Dixie

Way Up North in Dixie

A Black Family's Claim to the Confederate Anthem

Author: Howard L. Sacks and Judith Rose Sacks
Pub Date: November 2003

Who really wrote the classic song “Dixie”? A white musician, or an African American family of musicians and performers?   learn more...

link to catalog page, Sinful Tunes and Spirituals

Sinful Tunes and Spirituals

Black Folk Music to the Civil War

Author: Dena J. Epstein
Pub Date: September 2003

Classic study of black slave music in America   learn more...

link to catalog page, Mormonism and Music Author: Michael Hicks
Pub Date: September 2003

A history of the Mormon faith and people as they use the art of music to define and re-define their religious identity   learn more...

link to catalog page, Juilliard

Juilliard

A History

Author: Andrea Olmstead
Pub Date: Cloth: 1999; Paper: 2002

A crucible of creativity that changed the American arts   learn more...

link to catalog page, Charles Ives Remembered

Charles Ives Remembered

An Oral History

Author: Vivian Perlis
Pub Date: August 2002

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link to catalog page, Louis Prima Author: Garry Boulard
Pub Date: July 2002

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link to catalog page, Henry Cowell, Bohemian Author: Michael Hicks
Pub Date: July 2002

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link to catalog page, My Lord, What a Morning

My Lord, What a Morning

An Autobiography

Author: Marian Anderson
Pub Date: March 2002

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