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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, 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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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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