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Sinful Tunes and Spirituals: Black Folk Music to the Civil War Dena J. Epstein

Sinful Tunes and Spirituals: Black Folk Music to the Civil War

Dena J. Epstein

Published October 1st 1997
ISBN : 9780252005206
Hardcover
480 pages
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Awarded both the Chicago Folklore Prize and the Simkins Prize of the Southern Historical Association From the plaintive tunes of woe sung by exiled kings and queens of Africa to the spirited worksongs and shouts of freedmen, in Sinful Tunes andMoreAwarded both the Chicago Folklore Prize and the Simkins Prize of the Southern Historical Association From the plaintive tunes of woe sung by exiled kings and queens of Africa to the spirited worksongs and shouts of freedmen, in Sinful Tunes and Spirituals Dena J. Epstein traces the course of early black folk music in all its guises.This classic work is being reissued with a new authors preface on the silver anniversary of its original publication.