Graham, Sandra J. () Spirituals and the birth of a black entertainment industry /MLA Citation
Graham, Sandra J. Spirituals And The Birth Of A Black Entertainment Industry. : . Print.
Spirituals and the birth of a black entertainment industry /
Sandra Jean Graham.
|Author:||Graham, Sandra J.|
|Published:||Urbana : University of Illinois Press, |
Music in American life.
|Topics:||African Americans - Music - History and criticism. | Spirituals (Songs) - United States - 19th century - History and criticism. | Minstrel shows - United States - History - 19th century. | MUSIC - Religious - Gospel. | RELIGION. | SOCIAL SCIENCE - Ethnic Studies - African American Studies. | Jubilee Singers.|
|Genres:||Criticism, interpretation, etc. | History. | Minstrel shows. | Spirituals (Songs)|
|Author:||Graham, Sandra J. (Sandra Jean)|
|Physical Description:||xvi, 330 pages : illustrations, music ; 24 cm.
|Includes:||Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-312) and index.
|Summary:||In the first book-length treatment of postbellum spirituals in theatrical entertainments, Sandra Jean Graham mines a trove of resources to chart the spiritual's journey from the private lives of slaves to the concert stage. Graham navigates the conflicting agendas of those who, in adapting spirituals for their own ends, sold conceptions of racial identity to their patrons. In so doing they laid the foundation for a black entertainment industry whose artistic, financial, and cultural practices extended into the twentieth century.