Lying up a Nation: Race and Black Music / Edition 2

Lying up a Nation: Race and Black Music / Edition 2

by Ronald M. Radano
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University of Chicago Press

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Lying up a Nation: Race and Black Music / Edition 2

What is black music? For some it is a unique expression of the African-American experience, its soulful vocals and stirring rhythms forged in the fires of black resistance in response to centuries of oppression. But as Ronald Radano argues in this bracing work, the whole idea of black music has a much longer and more complicated history-one that speaks as much of musical and racial integration as it does of separation.

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ISBN-13: 9780226701974
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 11/28/2003
Series: Chicago Visual Library
Edition description: 1
Pages: 440
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
1. Telling Stories, Telling Lies Revisionist Listening and the Writing of Music History
2. Resonances of Racial Absence Black Sounding Practices Prior to "Negro Music"
3. First Truth, Second Hearing Audible Encounters in Antebellum Black and White
4. Magical Writing The Iconic Wonders of the Slave Spiritual
5. Of Bodies and Souls Feeling the Pulse of Modern Race Music
Epilogue- A Nation's Gift

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