African-American sheet music, 1850-1920 selected from the collection of Brown University

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Subjects: African Americans--Music
Folk music--United States
Popular music--United States
Music--United States--19th century
Music--United States--20th century
Formats: Electronic Resource, Remote
Material Type: Computer files -- Monograph
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: [Washington, D.C.] : Library of Congress, American Memory 1999-
LC Classification: M
Alternate Titles: At head of title: American memory
At head of title: African-American sheet music from Brown University
Additional Authors: Library of Congress. National Digital Library Program
Notes: LCCN: 00528551
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Copyright and other restrictions: Permission to copy in any form or to publish material from the Collection must be obtained from Brown University Library
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Offered as part of the American Memory online resource compiled by the National Digital Library Program of the Library of Congress
Summary: Selected from the Sheet Music Collection at the John Hay Library at Brown University. Consists of 1,305 pieces of African-American sheet music dating from 1850 through 1920. Includes many songs from the heyday of antebellum black face minstrelsy in the 1850s and from the abolitionist movement of the same period. Numerous titles are associated with the novel and the play Uncle Tom's Cabin. Civil War period music includes songs about African-American soldiers and the plight of the newly emancipated slave. Post-Civil War music reflects the problems of Reconstruction and the beginnings of urbanization and the northern migration of African Americans. African-American popular composers include James Bland, Ernest Hogan, Bob Cole, James Reese Europe, and Will Marion Cook
OCLC Number: 44586180