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The Resource Star-spangled banner : the unlikely story of America's national anthem, Marc Ferris

Star-spangled banner : the unlikely story of America's national anthem, Marc Ferris

Label
Star-spangled banner : the unlikely story of America's national anthem
Title
Star-spangled banner
Title remainder
the unlikely story of America's national anthem
Statement of responsibility
Marc Ferris
Title variation
Story of America's national anthem
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In September, 2014, Baltimore and the United States will mark the bicentennial of the event that inspired "The Star-Spangled Banner." But Francis Scott Key's poem, set to a British drinking song, has not always been our anthem, nor even especially popular. Aiming at a broad readership, Ferris examines the history of the song through the generations that followed the War of 1812, the kinds of Americans who rallied behind the song, and the successful lobbying effort that in 1933 convinced Congress to adopt the music and four stanzas as our official national anthem. Since then many citizens have called for its replacement with something less warlike; people quarrel over its apparent militarism and also difficulty level. Politically, Ferris finds, the song has an interesting and somewhat tortured story. Are we the only nation on earth with a controversial national anthem?"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ferris, Marc
Dewey number
784.7/1973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
LC call number
ML3561.S8
LC item number
F47 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
National songs
Label
Star-spangled banner : the unlikely story of America's national anthem, Marc Ferris
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223108864050
  • 31223115257348
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Anthem before a nation, 1814-1860 -- American dischord, 1860-1865 -- Striving to reunify, 1865-1900 -- Duties and customs, 1880-1910 -- Stars and stripes forever, 1890-1920 -- Marching under the banner, 1898-1931 -- Trials and triumphs, 1931-1954 -- Star-spangled consensus, 1954-1963 -- Postmodern patriotism, 1964-2014
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 302 pages, 11 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781421415185
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014002572
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, facsimiles
System control number
  • 879370575
  • (OCoLC)879370575
Label
Star-spangled banner : the unlikely story of America's national anthem, Marc Ferris
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223108864050
  • 31223115257348
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Anthem before a nation, 1814-1860 -- American dischord, 1860-1865 -- Striving to reunify, 1865-1900 -- Duties and customs, 1880-1910 -- Stars and stripes forever, 1890-1920 -- Marching under the banner, 1898-1931 -- Trials and triumphs, 1931-1954 -- Star-spangled consensus, 1954-1963 -- Postmodern patriotism, 1964-2014
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 302 pages, 11 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781421415185
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014002572
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, facsimiles
System control number
  • 879370575
  • (OCoLC)879370575

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