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Author Gilbert, David W. (David Walker), 1975- author

Title The product of our souls : ragtime, race, and the birth of the Manhattan musical marketplace / David Gilbert
Published Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, 2016
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations, maps
Summary This work explores how African American performers, at the height of Jim Crow, transformed their racial difference into the mass-market commodity known as 'black music'. David Gilbert shows how they used the rhythmic sounds of ragtime, blues, and jazz to construct new representations of black identity, challenging preconceived ideas about race, culture, and modernity
Notes Previously issued in print: 2015
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Audience Specialized
Notes Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on May 30, 2016)
Subject African Americans -- New York (State) -- New York -- Music -- History and criticism.
Music and race -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 20th century.
Ragtime music -- Social aspects -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 20th century.
Ragtime music -- New York (State) -- New York -- History and criticism.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1469622718
9781469622712 (ebook)