Racial Uplift and American Music, 1878-1943

Racial Uplift and American Music, 1878-1943

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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."

After Reconstruction many black leaders had retreated from emphasizing "inalienable rights" to a narrower rationale for equality and inclusion: they… (more)

Book Details  

Publisher: University Press of Mississippi (March 05, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 304 pages

File size: 5.8 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

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