Songs of slavery and emancipation

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University Press of Mississippi,, Jackson, United States, p.1 online resource (x, 200 pages) : (2022)

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(OCoLC)fst00799648, (OCoLC)fst01120582, (OCoLC)fst01130204, (OCoLC)fst01426631, African Americans, bisacsh, Chants et musique, Esclavage, Esclaves, États-Unis, fast, Histoire et critique., HISTORY / African American, History and criticism., Music, Music., Negro spirituals, Slavery, Slaves, Songs and music, Songs and music., Spirituals (Songs), United States


Includes bibliographical references."This project presents recently discovered songs composed by enslaved people and explicitly calling for resistance to slavery. Some originate as early as 1800 and others as late as the outbreak of the Civil War. The project also includes long-lost songs of the abolitionist movement, some of which were written by fugitive slaves as well as free black people, challenging common misconceptions of abolitionism"--Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on May 17, 2022).