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The Resource Battle hymns : the power and popularity of music in the Civil War, Christian McWhirter, (electronic resource)

Battle hymns : the power and popularity of music in the Civil War, Christian McWhirter, (electronic resource)

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Battle hymns : the power and popularity of music in the Civil War
Title
Battle hymns
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the power and popularity of music in the Civil War
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Christian McWhirter
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eng
Summary
Music was everywhere during the Civil War. Tunes could be heard ringing out from parlor pianos, thundering at political rallies, and setting the rhythms of military and domestic life. With literacy still limited, music was an important vehicle for communicating ideas about the war, and it had a lasting impact in the decades that followed. Drawing on an array of published and archival sources, Christian McWhirter analyzes the myriad ways music influenced popular culture in the years surrounding the war and discusses its deep resonance for both whites and blacks, South and North.Though published songs of the time have long been catalogued and appreciated, McWhirter is the first to explore what Americans actually said and did with these pieces. By gauging the popularity of the most prominent songs and examining how Americans used them, McWhirter returns music to its central place in American life during the nation's greatest crisis. The result is a portrait of a war fought to music
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Midwest
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McWhirter, Christian
Dewey number
781.640973/09034
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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Civil War America
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  • Electronic books
  • Patriotic music
  • Music
  • United States
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adult
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Battle hymns : the power and popularity of music in the Civil War, Christian McWhirter, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
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online
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780807882627
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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MWT11719816
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remote
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11719816
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(MWT)MWT11719816
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Battle hymns : the power and popularity of music in the Civil War, Christian McWhirter, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780807882627
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11719816
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11719816
System control number
(MWT)MWT11719816
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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