Racial Uplift and American Music, 1878-1943
Author: Lawrence Schenbeck
Publication date: 2012
American Made Music Series
University Press of Mississippi
Racial Uplift and American Music, 1878-1943 traces the career of racial uplift ideology as a factor in elite African Americans' embrace of classical music around the turn of the previous century, from the collapse of Reconstruction to the death of composer/conductor R. Nathaniel Dett, whose music epitomized uplift.
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