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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, Milton Brown and the Founding of Western Swing Author: Cary Ginell
Pub Date: 1994

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link to catalog page, That Half-Barbaric Twang

That Half-Barbaric Twang

The Banjo in American Popular Culture

Author: Karen Linn
Pub Date: 1994

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link to catalog page, Goin' to Kansas City Author: Nathan W. Pearson, Jr.
Pub Date: 1994

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link to catalog page, The Creation of Jazz

The Creation of Jazz

Music, Race, and Culture in Urban America

Author: Burton W. Peretti
Pub Date: 1994

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link to catalog page, Barrio Rhythm

Barrio Rhythm

Mexican American Music in Los Angeles

Author: Steven Loza
Pub Date: 1993

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link to catalog page, The Crooked Stovepipe

The Crooked Stovepipe

Athapaskan Fiddle Music and Square Dancing in Northeast Alaska and Northwest Canada

Author: Craig Mishler
Pub Date: 1993

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link to catalog page, Transforming Tradition

Transforming Tradition

Folk Music Revivals Examined

Author: Edited by Neil V. Rosenberg
Pub Date: 1993

Keen insights into one of the most fondly remembered postwar music movements   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Stonemans

The Stonemans

An Appalachian Family and the Music That Shaped Their Lives

Author: Ivan M. Tribe
Pub Date: 1993

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link to catalog page, America's Music

America's Music

From the Pilgrims to the Present

Author: Gilbert Chase
Pub Date: 1992

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link to catalog page, Voices of the Jazz Age

Voices of the Jazz Age

Profiles of Eight Vintage Jazzmen

Author: Chip Deffaa
Pub Date: 1992

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