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Author Winstead, James Lloyd

Title When Colleges Sang : the Story of Singing in American College Life
Published Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (353 pages)
Contents List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. College Singing amid the Puritan Culture, 1636-1700; 2. Sacred and Secular College Singing, 1700-1800; 3. Singing in Student Organizations, 1800-1850; 4. The First College Songbooks, 1850-1890; 5. College Singing at the Turn of the Century, 1890-1910; 6. Warring, Roaring, and Scoring, 1910-1930; 7. Sounds of College Life, 1930-1950; 8. Singing Traditions, 1950-Present; Epilogue: A Rich Early History of College Singing; Note on Sources; Notes; Bibliography; Index; Index of Songs
Summary When Colleges Sang is an illustrated history of the rich culture of college singing from the earliest days of the American republic to the present. Before fraternity songs, alma maters, and the rahs of college fight songs became commonplace, students sang. Students in the earliest American colleges created their own literary melodies that they shared with their classmates. As J. Lloyd Winstead documents in When Colleges Sang, college singing expanded in conjunction with the growth of the nation and the American higher education system. <DIV
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Music in universities and colleges -- United States.
Singing -- United States.
Students' songs -- United States -- History and criticism.
Vocal groups -- United States.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2012050439
ISBN 0817317902 (trade cloth ;) (alk. paper)
0817386653 (electronic bk.)
9780817317904 (trade cloth ;) (alk. paper)
9780817386658 (electronic bk.)