Southern Exposure - The Story of Southern Music

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Capturing a time when music was an integral part of life, this richly illustrated book documents, in revealing photographs and evocative descriptions, the wide variety of musical styles of the American South. Photos and text drawn from the archives of the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian, and rarely seen private collections focus on life from the 1850s to World War II. Emphasizing how music was part of daily life -- at home for dancing and recreation, in church for worship and ceremony, on the job as an accompaniment to work -- the book celebrates the vitality of the American South's musical life. ©2000, 160 pages.