Sinful Tunes and Spirituals:Black Folk Music to the Civil War

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Awarded both the Chicago Folklore Prize and the Simkins Prize of the Southern Historical Association

From the plaintive tunes of woe sung by exiled kings and queens of Africa to the spirited worksongs and "shouts" of freedmen, in Sinful Tunes and Spirituals Dena J. Epstein traces the course of early black folk music in all its guises.

This classic work is being reissued with a new author's preface on the silver anniversary of its original publication.
ISBN: 
9780252071508
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Binding: 
Paperback
Publication Date: 
August 12, 2003