The Sounds of Slavery: Discovering African American History Through Songs, Sermons, and Speech, Volumen2

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Beacon Press, 2005 - 241 páginas
This exploration of African American slavery through sound is a groundbreaking way of understanding both slave culture and American history

A work of great originality and insight.
-Ira Berlin

Shane White and Graham White's book is a joy.
-Branford Marsalis

A fascinating book . . . that brings to life the historical soundscape of 18th- and 19th-century African Americans at work, play, rest, and prayer . . . This remarkable achievement demands a place in every collection on African American and U.S. history and folklife. Highly recommended.
-Library Journal

The authors have undertaken the difficult task of bringing to contemporary readers the sounds of American slave culture . . . [giving] vibrancy and texture to a complex history that has been long neglected.
-Booklist

The book's strongest point is its attention to detail . . . [it] will not only be valuable to young scholars, but . . . to young performers and composers, especially with the explosion of interest in 'roots music, ' looking for new sources of original and searing music.
-Ran Blake, Christian Science Monitor

A lyrical and original treatment of the musical and spoken culture of American slaves. This book is moving testimony to how scholarship can penetrate the transcendent spirit once considered exotic or unknowable, how historians can trace social survival to the human voice in slavery's heart of darkness.
-David W. Blight, professor of history, Yale University, and author of Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory

A seminal study of a neglected aspect of Southern and African-American culture . . . and the approach to the topic is both creative and resourceful. The book is highly recommended.
-Michael Russert, The Multicultural Review

Shane White and Graham White, who are not related, are professor and honorary associate, respectively, in the history department at the University of Sydney, Australia. They are the coauthors of Stylin': African American Expressive Culture, from Its Beginning to the Zoot Suit.

 

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Contenido

All we knowed was go and come by de bells and horns
1
To translate everyday experiences into living sound
20
De music of the slaves make dese Cab Calloways of today git to de woods an hide
38
Sing no hymns of your own composing
55
He can invent a plausible Tale at a Moments Warning
72
Boots or no boots I gwine shout today
97
When we had a black preacher that was heaven
120
Soundtracks of the City Charleston New York and New Orleans
145
Soundtracks of the City Richmond in the 1850s
168
The Sounds of Freedom
187
NOTES
191
Recordings of African American field calls songs prayers and sermons
229
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
231
INDEX
235
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Shane White and Graham White, who are not related, are professor and honorary associate, respectively, in the history department at the University of Sydney, Australia. They are the coauthors of Stylin': African American Expressive Culture, from Its Beginning to the Zoot Suit.

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