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Good Medicine and Good Music: A Biography of Mrs. Joe Person, Patent Remedy Entrepreneur and Musician, Including the Complete Text of Her 1903 Autobiography
     

Good Medicine and Good Music: A Biography of Mrs. Joe Person, Patent Remedy Entrepreneur and Musician, Including the Complete Text of Her 1903 Autobiography

by David W. Hursh
 

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Alice Morgan Person (1840-1913) was a colorful North Carolinian. Born wealthy and married well, she fell into hardship after the Civil War but remarkably overcame it by marketing her own patent medicine and playing and sharing her arrangements of folk tunes. Presented here is her previously unpublished autobiography as well as a detailed account of her life based

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Alice Morgan Person (1840-1913) was a colorful North Carolinian. Born wealthy and married well, she fell into hardship after the Civil War but remarkably overcame it by marketing her own patent medicine and playing and sharing her arrangements of folk tunes. Presented here is her previously unpublished autobiography as well as a detailed account of her life based on new research and first-hand accounts. Her place in the histories of American patent medicine and southern folk music are discussed.

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Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association
fascinating...a thorough composite...a very worth-while book, exhaustively researched

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786434596
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
07/14/2009
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Award winner David Hursh is head music librarian and associate professor at East Carolina University's J.Y. Joyner Library in Greenville, North Carolina. He is the author of several scholarly articles that have appeared in Music Reference Services Quarterly and North Carolina Libraries. Chris Goertzen is an associate professor who teaches music history and world music at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg.

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