The Resource Sounds American : national identity and the music cultures of the lower Mississippi River Valley, 1800-1860, Ann Ostendorf, (electronic resource)

Sounds American : national identity and the music cultures of the lower Mississippi River Valley, 1800-1860, Ann Ostendorf, (electronic resource)

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Sounds American : national identity and the music cultures of the lower Mississippi River Valley, 1800-1860
Title
Sounds American
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national identity and the music cultures of the lower Mississippi River Valley, 1800-1860
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Ann Ostendorf
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eng
Summary
Sounds American provides new perspectives on the relationship between nationalism and cultural production by examining how Americans grappled with musical diversity in the early national and antebellum eras. During this period a resounding call to create a distinctively American music culture emerged as a way to bind together the varied, changing, and uncertain components of the new nation. This played out with particular intensity in the lower Mississippi River valley, and New Orleans especially. Ann Ostendorf argues that this region, often considered an exception to the nation-with its distance from the center of power, its non-British colonial past, and its varied population-actually shared characteristics of many other places eventually incorporated into the country, thus making it a useful case study for the creation of American culture. Ostendorf conjures the territory's phenomenally diverse "music ways" including grand operas and balls, performances by church choirs and militia bands, and itinerant violin instructors. Music was often associated with "foreigners," in particular Germans, French, Irish, and Africans. For these outsiders, music helped preserve collective identity. But for critics concerned with developing a national culture, this multitude of influences presented a dilemma that led to an obsessive categorization of music with racial, ethnic, or national markers. Ultimately, the shared experience of categorizing difference and consuming this music became a unifying national phenomenon. Experiencing the unknown became a shared part of the American experience
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Midwest
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1976-
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Ostendorf, Ann
Dewey number
780.976/09034
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
Series statement
Early American places
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  • Music
  • Music
  • Electronic books
  • Mississippi River Valley
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adult
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Sounds American : national identity and the music cultures of the lower Mississippi River Valley, 1800-1860, Ann Ostendorf, (electronic resource)
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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9780820341361
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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12442878
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MWT12442878
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remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Sounds American : national identity and the music cultures of the lower Mississippi River Valley, 1800-1860, Ann Ostendorf, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780820341361
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
12442878
Publisher number
MWT12442878
Specific material designation
remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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