BOOKS RECEIVED: Jessica C. E. Gienow-Hecht, ed.,  “Music and International History in the Twentieth Century ” (Berghahn Books, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Bringing together scholars from the fields of musicology and international history, this book investigates the significance of music to foreign relations, and how it affected the interaction of nations since the late 19th century.… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Johari Jabie, “Conjuring Freedom: Music and Masculinity in the Civil Wars ‘Gospel Army'” (Ohio State UP, 2017)
Buy from University Press Books Conjuring Freedom: Music and Masculinity in the Civil Wars Gospel Army analyzes the songs of the 1st South Carolina Volunteers, a regiment of Black soldiers who met nightly in the performance of the ring shout.… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Robert Darden, “Nothing but Love in God’s Water: Black Sacred Music from Sit-Ins to Resurrection City” (Penn State UP, 2016),
Volume 1 of Nothing but Love in Gods Water traced the music of protest spirituals from the Civil War to the American labor movement of the 1930s and 1940s, and on through the Montgomery bus boycott. This second volume continues… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Daniel Fisher, “The Voice and Its Doubles: Media and Music in Northern Australia” (Duke UP, 2016)
Beginning in the early 1980s Aboriginal Australians found in music, radio, and film media a means to make themselves heard across the country and to insert themselves into the center of Australian political life. In The Voice and Its Doubles… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Robert F. Darden, “Nothing But Love in God’s Water, V.1: Black Sacred Music from the Civil War to the Civil Rights Movement” (Penn State UP, 2014)
The first of two volumes chronicling the history and role of music in the African American experience, Nothing but Love in God’s Water explores how songs and singers helped African Americans challenge and overcome slavery, subjugation, and suppression. From the… Read More
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