The Life and Songs of Stephen Foster: A Revealing Portrait of the Forgotten Man Behind "Swanee River," "Beautiful Dreamer," and "My Old Kentucky Home"

by JoAnne O'Connell (Author)
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JoAnne O’Connell reveals a prolific composer who concealed his sympathies for slaves in his plantation songs and wrote in diverse styles to satisfy the changing tastes of his generation. This intimate biography offers an invaluable portrait of the musical, political, economic, social, racial, and gender issues of Antebellum and Civil War America.

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Publication Date
September 29, 2016
Publisher
Page count
496
ISBN
9781442253872
Paper ISBN
9781442253865