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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, Doowop

Doowop

The Chicago Scene

Author: Robert Pruter
Pub Date: 1997

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link to catalog page, Tenement Songs

Tenement Songs

The Popular Music of the Jewish Immigrants

Author: Mark Slobin
Pub Date: 1996

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link to catalog page, Songprints

Songprints

The Musical Experience of Five Shoshone Women

Author: Judith Vander
Pub Date: 1996

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link to catalog page, 'Twas Only an Irishman's Dream

'Twas Only an Irishman's Dream

The Image of Ireland and the Irish in American Popular Song Lyrics, 1800-1920

Author: William H. A. Williams
Pub Date: 1996

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link to catalog page, Red River Blues

Red River Blues

The Blues Tradition in the Southeast

Author: Bruce Bastin
Pub Date: 1995

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"My Song Is My Weapon"

People's Songs, American Communism, and the Politics of Culture, 1930-50

Author: Robbie Lieberman
Pub Date: 1995

A revealing exploration of the origins and development of People's Songs, Inc.   learn more...

link to catalog page, Author: Collected and edited by Guy Logsdon
Pub Date: 1995

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link to catalog page, Heartland Excursions

Heartland Excursions

Ethnomusicological Reflections on Schools of Music

Author: Bruno Nettl
Pub Date: 1995

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link to catalog page, Never without a Song

Never without a Song

The Years and Songs of Jennie Devlin, 1865-1952

Author: Katharine D. Newman
Pub Date: 1995

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link to catalog page, Traveling the High Way Home

Traveling the High Way Home

Ralph Stanley and the World of Traditional Bluegrass Music

Author: John Wright
Pub Date: May 1995

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