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The Resource In their own words : slave life and the power of spirituals, Eileen Guenther

In their own words : slave life and the power of spirituals, Eileen Guenther

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In their own words : slave life and the power of spirituals
Title
In their own words
Title remainder
slave life and the power of spirituals
Statement of responsibility
Eileen Guenther
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Although slavery and Spirituals have been the subject of many books, this is the first to place the music squarely within the reality of slave life. In addition to surveying the musical styles, performance practices, and melodic and rhythmic characteristics of Spirituals, Dr. Guenther's account weaves a succinct history of slavery in America into the role of singing and religion in the lives of the enslaved. This book directly correlates slave narratives and interviews to the themes of Spirituals and the times and places that gave birth to them. With this indispensable context for the informed interpretation of Spirituals in concerts and worship services, performers, conductors, and listeners will be motivated to look anew to Spirituals for encouragement and inspiration today. - publisher's description
Cataloging source
KMA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Guenther, Eileen Morris
Dewey number
780.89/96073
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
ML3556.G84
LC item number
I58 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Spirituals (Songs)
  • African Americans
  • Slavery
  • Slavery
  • African Americans
Label
In their own words : slave life and the power of spirituals, Eileen Guenther
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 458-473) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Origins of spirituals -- Musical characteristics and performance practice -- The Maafa and the history of slavery -- Antebellum slave narratives and interviews -- Witness : slave testimonies -- Christian religion and slavery -- Slave religion : the tertium quid -- The big house and the master -- Life in the slave quarter -- The most vulnerable -- Work -- Rituals in slave life -- Sold down the river -- Slave control -- Slave rebellion -- Escape -- Spiritual after the Civil War -- Themes of spirituals -- Slavery and spirituals : a synopsis
Control code
ocn952423154
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxv, 492 pages
Isbn
9780944529713
Lccn
2016907615
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
688670090523
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
Publisher number
MSM-90-52
System control number
(OCoLC)952423154
Label
In their own words : slave life and the power of spirituals, Eileen Guenther
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 458-473) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Origins of spirituals -- Musical characteristics and performance practice -- The Maafa and the history of slavery -- Antebellum slave narratives and interviews -- Witness : slave testimonies -- Christian religion and slavery -- Slave religion : the tertium quid -- The big house and the master -- Life in the slave quarter -- The most vulnerable -- Work -- Rituals in slave life -- Sold down the river -- Slave control -- Slave rebellion -- Escape -- Spiritual after the Civil War -- Themes of spirituals -- Slavery and spirituals : a synopsis
Control code
ocn952423154
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxv, 492 pages
Isbn
9780944529713
Lccn
2016907615
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
688670090523
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
Publisher number
MSM-90-52
System control number
(OCoLC)952423154

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