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The Resource Slave songs of the United States, edited by William Francis Allen, Charles Pickard Ware, Lucy McKim Garrison

Slave songs of the United States, edited by William Francis Allen, Charles Pickard Ware, Lucy McKim Garrison

Label
Slave songs of the United States
Title
Slave songs of the United States
Statement of responsibility
edited by William Francis Allen, Charles Pickard Ware, Lucy McKim Garrison
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
First published in 1867, Slave Songs of the United States represents the work of its three editors, all of whom collected and annotated these songs while working in the Sea Islands of South Carolina during the Civil War, and also of other collectors who transcribed songs sung by former slaves in other parts of the country. The transcriptions are preceded by an introduction written by William Francis Allen, the chief editor of the collection, who provides his own explanation of the origin of the songs and the circumstances under which they were sung. One critic has noted that, like the editors' introductions to slave narratives, Allen's introduction seeks to lend to slave expressions the honor of white authority and approval. Gathered during and after the Civil War, the songs, most of which are religious, reflect the time of slavery, and their collectors worried that they were beginning to disappear. Allen declares the editors' purpose to be to preserve, "while it is still possible ... these relics of a state of society which has passed away."
Cataloging source
E7B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • music
  • facsimiles
  • phonodisk
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1830-1889
  • 1840-1921
  • 1842-1877
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Allen, William Francis
  • Ware, Charles Pickard
  • Garrison, Lucy McKim
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • Folk music
  • Folk songs, English
  • Spirituals (Songs)
  • Slaves
  • MUSIC
  • MUSIC
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • African Americans
  • Folk music
  • Folk songs, English
  • Slaves
  • Spirituals (Songs)
  • United States
Label
Slave songs of the United States, edited by William Francis Allen, Charles Pickard Ware, Lucy McKim Garrison
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Prepared using the transcribed electronic text used in the "Documenting the American South" (DocSouth)--Project
  • Originally published: New York : A. Simpson, 1867
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
Control code
ocn769189699
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
DocSouth books ed
Extent
1 online resource (224 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780807869505
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
facsimile, music
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt6fdv3
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)769189699
Label
Slave songs of the United States, edited by William Francis Allen, Charles Pickard Ware, Lucy McKim Garrison
Publication
Note
  • Prepared using the transcribed electronic text used in the "Documenting the American South" (DocSouth)--Project
  • Originally published: New York : A. Simpson, 1867
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
Control code
ocn769189699
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
DocSouth books ed
Extent
1 online resource (224 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780807869505
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
facsimile, music
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt6fdv3
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)769189699

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