- Häftad (Paperback / softback)
- Antal sidor
- New ed
- The University of North Carolina Press
- Illustrations, black and white
- 241 x 158 x 25 mm
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- 459:B&W 6.14 x 9.21 in or 234 x 156 mm (Royal 8vo) Perfect Bound on Creme w/Matte Lam
- 489 g
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The Power and Popularity of Music in the Civil War
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Through meticulous research, McWhiter has paid tribute to a forgotten aspect of the Civil War: its music.--Journal of African American History This excellent book will stand as the definitive study on the subject for many years to come.--Society of Civil War Historians Newsletter Recommended. Lower - and upper-division undergraduates; graduate students; professionals; general readers.--Choice No historian has done more than Christian McWhirter to open our ears to Civil War music as a very powerful expression of political action.--McCormick Messenger Much more than a treat for lovers of good history writing and a fresh look at well-trodden fields, it is also a painful reminder of just how divided a nation we were at birth, and how those divisions live with us still.--Huffington Post Arts & Culture McWhirter's deft and entertaining use of anecdotal material to support his arguments will appeal to a wide audience.--Tennessee Libraries McWhirter excels at tracing the history and popularity of a variety of songs from the 1860s.--Journal of Southern History General Robert E. Lee once stated: 'I don't see how we could have an army without music.' McWhirter has done as excellent job of opening our eyes and our ears to why this was so.--Indiana Magazine of History Exceptionally well researched and engagingly written, Battle Hymns is a welcome addition to a growing scholarship on popular culture in the Civil War era. . . . [It] will profit scholars who work on popular culture in nineteenth-century America, Union and Confederate nationalism, the history of music, and Civil War memory.--H-CivWar An extremely valuable addition to the canon of Civil War history.--Southern Historian An extensive, descriptive account of music during the American Civil War.--Journal of American History A welcome addition to the historiography of the Civil War and the music of the period.--The Annals of Iowa A wealth of practical information on who composed what, when, and under what circumstances. [McWhirter's] discovery of minute details concerning the origins of popular Civil War songs constitutes a real contribution to this area of specialization.--Civil War Book Review A fascinating examination of how popular songs defined and unified ideologies during the Civil War.--Southern Register A detailed and thorough account invaluable to students of the Civil War and American cultural history.--The North Carolina Historical Review [An] enjoyable, fun to read book. . . . A unique necessary history for our libraries.--TOCWOC: A Civil War Blog Battles Hymns convincingly combines historical and musicological perspectives by illustrating the mutual enrichment of music and extramusical culture.--Register of the Kentucky Historical Society Contains fascinating, humorous, and little-known stories from the period. --Kansas History
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Christian McWhirter is assistant editor for the Papers of Abraham Lincoln in Springfield, Illinois, USA.