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America's Musical Life A History by Richard (University of Michigan) Crawford
  

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America's Musical Life A History by Richard (University of Michigan) Crawford

When it comes to American music, America's Musical Life is the best one-volume history yet on the subject for musicians and enthusiasts, professional or amateur (Kirkus Reviews). Well-researched and sensitively constructed (Library Journal) and a book that welcomes the reader, who is happy to keep returning for more (Music Library Association Notes), America's Musical Life tells the story of American music making in rich detail. In chronicling American music's bountiful heritage, this superb book presents the whole sweep of U.S. cultivated and traditional music-from 16th-century Native American music through late 20th-century hiphop culture. A substantial cultural achievement, this definitive history of music in the U.S. is sure to delight music aficionados and history buffs alike, and is a must for anyone interested in what music has meant to America and what America has meant to music (Publishers Weekly).

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When It Comes to American music, America's Musical Life is the best one-volume history yet on the subject for musicians and enthusiasts, professional or amateur (Kirkus Reviews). Well-researched and sensitively constructed (Library Journal) and a book that welcomes the reader, who is happy to keep returning for more (Music Library Association Notes), America's Musical Life tells the story of American music making in rich detail. In chronicling American music's bountiful heritage, this superb book presents the whole sweep of U.S. cultivated and traditional music--from 16th-century Native American music through late 20th-century hip-hop culture. A substantial cultural achievement, this definitive history of music in the U.S. is sure to delight music aficionados and history buffs alike, and is a must for anyone interested in what music has meant to America and what America has meant to music


About the Author

Richard Crawford is Hans T. David Distinguished University Professor at the University of Michigan and perhaps the most highly respected scholar teaching American music today. A past president of the American Musicological Society, Crawford has published ten books on American music and won numerous honors, fellowships, and awards, including election to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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Book Info

Publication date

17th October 2005

Author

Richard (University of Michigan) Crawford

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Publisher

WW Norton & Co

Format

Paperback
992 pages

Categories

Music
Social & cultural history

ISBN

9780393327267

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