Slave Spirituals and the Jubilee Singers

by Michael L. Cooper

Hardcover, 2001

Status

Available

Publication

Clarion Books (2001), Edition: First, 96 pages

Description

Many slave spirituals--songs such as "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot," "Michael, Row the Boat Ashore," and "Go Down, Moses"--have become interwoven into the fabric of American culture. For centuries these deeply moving songs were sung by slaves as they worked in the fields. In 1871, six years after the end of slavery, a group from Fisk University known as the Jubilee Singers toured the United States and abroad, raising money for their bankrupt schooland, more important, bringing slave spirituals to the attention of a wide audience. This engrossing account, illustrated with archival prints and photographs and appended with the words and music to seven songs, tells the inspiring story of the Jubilee Singers and reveals spirituals to be an invaluable and unique history of American slavery.… (more)

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Language

Original language

English

Physical description

96 p.; 7 inches

ISBN

0395978297 / 9780395978290

UPC

046442978293
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