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The Resource Spirituals and the birth of a black entertainment industry, Sandra Jean Graham

Spirituals and the birth of a black entertainment industry, Sandra Jean Graham

Label
Spirituals and the birth of a black entertainment industry
Title
Spirituals and the birth of a black entertainment industry
Statement of responsibility
Sandra Jean Graham
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Spirituals performed by jubilee troupes became a sensation in post-Civil War America. First brought to the stage by choral ensembles like the Fisk Jubilee Singers, spirituals anchored a wide range of late nineteenth-century entertainments, including minstrelsy, variety, and plays by both black and white companies. In the first book-length treatment of postbellum spirituals in theatrical entertainments, Sandra Jean Graham mines a trove of resources to chart the spiritual's journey from the private lives of slaves to the concert stage. Graham navigates the conflicting agendas of those who, in adapting spirituals for their own ends, sold conceptions of racial identity to their patrons. In so doing they laid the foundation for a black entertainment industry whose artistic, financial, and cultural practices extended into the twentieth century [Publisher description]
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Graham, Sandra J.
Dewey number
782.25/30973
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • music
Index
index present
LC call number
ML3556
LC item number
.G77 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Music in American life
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jubilee Singers
  • African Americans
  • Spirituals (Songs)
  • Minstrel shows
Label
Spirituals and the birth of a black entertainment industry, Sandra Jean Graham
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-312) 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
  • Introduction. -- The folk spiritual. -- Part I. The rise of a jubilee industry -- The Jubilee Singers of Fisk University -- The Fisk concert spiritual -- Innovators, imitators, and a jubilee industry
  • Part II. Spirituals for the masses. -- The minstrel show gets religion -- Commercial spirituals -- Spirituals in Uncle Tom shows, melodramas, and spectacles -- Blurring boundaries between traditional and commercial -- Conclusion: lessons and legacies
Control code
on1004765337
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 330 pages
Isbn
9780252041631
Lccn
2017057358
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, music
System control number
(OCoLC)1004765337
Label
Spirituals and the birth of a black entertainment industry, Sandra Jean Graham
Publication
Copyright
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-312) 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
  • Introduction. -- The folk spiritual. -- Part I. The rise of a jubilee industry -- The Jubilee Singers of Fisk University -- The Fisk concert spiritual -- Innovators, imitators, and a jubilee industry
  • Part II. Spirituals for the masses. -- The minstrel show gets religion -- Commercial spirituals -- Spirituals in Uncle Tom shows, melodramas, and spectacles -- Blurring boundaries between traditional and commercial -- Conclusion: lessons and legacies
Control code
on1004765337
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 330 pages
Isbn
9780252041631
Lccn
2017057358
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, music
System control number
(OCoLC)1004765337

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