My old Kentucky home : the astonishing life and reckoning of an iconic American song /

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Alfred A. Knopf,, New York, United States , p.1 online resource (unpaged) : (2022)

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(OCoLC)fst00799734, (OCoLC)fst01007815, (OCoLC)fst01071422, (OCoLC)fst01426631, African Americans in popular culture., États-Unis, fast, Histoire et critique., History and criticism., Jusqu'à 1901, Kentucky, Manners and customs., Musique populaire, Noirs américains dans la culture populaire., Popular music, Popular music., Slavery, Songs and music, Songs and music., To 1901, United States


"A Borzoi book" -- title page verso.Includes bibliographical references and index.The forgetting -- 'Tis summer, the darkies are gay : Stephen Foster, Ethiopian song-writer -- The corn top's ripe : white men's music -- The little cabin floor : "Negro" minstrelsy -- The sun shines bright : white reunification -- To tote the weary load : the burden of black uplift -- Where all was delight : creating the Old Kentucky home -- We will sing one song : fostering an American consensus -- Wherever the darky may go : the D-word as destiny -- They sing no more : black power and back to Bardstown -- Weep no more : a sonic monument -- My old Kentucky H. O. M. E."A history of the popular song 'My Old Kentucky Home' and its impact on American culture"--Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on May 23, 2022).