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Author Garrett, Charles Hiroshi, 1966- author

Title Struggling to define a nation : American music and the twentieth century / Charles Hiroshi Garrett
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 291 pages) : illustrations
Contents Charles Ives's Four ragtime dances and true American music -- Jelly Roll Morton and the Spanish tinge -- Louis Armstrong and the great migration -- Chinatown, whose Chinatown? Defining America's borders with musical orientalism -- Sounds of paradise: Hawai'i and the American musical imagination -- Conclusion: American music at the turn of a new century
Summary Identifying music as a vital site of cultural debate, this book captures the dynamic, contested nature of musical life in the United States. It examines an array of genres - including art music, jazz, popular song, ragtime, and Hawaiian music - and well-known musicians, such as Charles Ives, Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, and Irving Berlin
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-276) and index
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Subject Music -- United States -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Nationalism in music.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0520942825 (electronic bk.)
9780520942820 (electronic bk.)