||Music in American life
Music in American life. ^A223005
||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.
||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.
|Bibliography note||Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-312) and index.|
|Genre/form||Criticism, interpretation, etc.|
|ISBN||9780252041631 (hbk. alk. paper)|
|ISBN||0252041631 (hbk. alk. paper)|
|ISBN||9780252083273 (paperback alk. paper)|
|ISBN||025208327X (paperback alk. paper)|