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The Resource Singing for freedom : the Hutchinson Family Singers and the nineteenth-century culture of reform, Scott Gac

Singing for freedom : the Hutchinson Family Singers and the nineteenth-century culture of reform, Scott Gac

Label
Singing for freedom : the Hutchinson Family Singers and the nineteenth-century culture of reform
Title
Singing for freedom
Title remainder
the Hutchinson Family Singers and the nineteenth-century culture of reform
Statement of responsibility
Scott Gac
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the two decades prior to the Civil War, the "Hutchinson Family Singers of New Hampshire" became America's most popular musical act. Out of a Baptist revival upbringing, John, Asa, Judson, and Abby Hutchinson transformed themselves in the 1840s into national icons, taking up the reform issues of their age and singing out especially for temperance and antislavery reform. This engaging book is the first to tell the full story of the Hutchinsons, how they contributed to the transformation of American culture, and how they originated the marketable American protest song. Through concerts, writings, sheet music publications, and books of lyrics the "Hutchinson Family Singers" established a new space for civic action, a place at the intersection of culture, reform, religion, and politics. The book documents the Hutchinsons' impact on abolition and other reform projects and offers an original conception of the rising importance of popular culture in antebellum America
Member of
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gac, Scott
Dewey number
  • 782.42092/273
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML421.H88
LC item number
G33 2007eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hutchinson Family (Singers)
  • Singers
  • Antislavery movements
  • Hutchinson Family (Singers)
  • MUSIC
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • MUSIC
  • Antislavery movements
  • Singers
  • New Hampshire
  • United States
Label
Singing for freedom : the Hutchinson Family Singers and the nineteenth-century culture of reform, Scott Gac
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-299) and index
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
Contents
Prelude. Opening theme : the Hutchinson Family Singers as reformers ; First variation : the Hutchinsons' commercial success and legacy -- Part first. Exposition : the Civil War and the postbellum problem of antislavery ; Development, scene one, 1893 : the legacy of the Hutchinson Family Singers and of antislavery reform ; Scene two, the 1840s : music and antislavery, the Hutchinson Family Singers as public abolitionists -- Part second. First section : origins of the Hutchinson family, 1800-1830 ; Second section : the Hutchinson children and some initial musical influences ; First section (modified) : Milford, the Hutchinson family, religion, and culture -- Intermission (bridge to part third). Changes in a northern land : religion, politics, and culture, 1820-1840 ; Manufactured nature -- Part third. First section : music (the Hutchinsons' first concert) ; Second section : a music career and the hunt for an identity, 1841 -- Coda to first section : music (music publishing and the Hutchinsons' 1843 hits) -- Part fourth. Theme : leisure and politics in 1844 ; First variation : money for nothing? The Hutchinson family singers as communitarians ; Second variation : Hutchinson Family Singers fans and the weight of sympathy -- Finale. Exposition : American antislavery abroad, racially mixed audiences at home ; Development : antiwar culture and political antislavery, 1845-1848 ; Recapitulation, opening : Abby's retirement, 1849 -- Recapitulation, closing : the end of the Hutchinson Family Singers ; Coda to part first : John and Fred, the 1893 Danvers Meeting, the 1893 World Expo, and the trajectory of black and white antebellum reform -- Appendix : lyrics to select Hutchinson Family Singers songs
Control code
173818436
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 312 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300138368
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1135mt
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)173818436
Label
Singing for freedom : the Hutchinson Family Singers and the nineteenth-century culture of reform, Scott Gac
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-299) and index
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
Contents
Prelude. Opening theme : the Hutchinson Family Singers as reformers ; First variation : the Hutchinsons' commercial success and legacy -- Part first. Exposition : the Civil War and the postbellum problem of antislavery ; Development, scene one, 1893 : the legacy of the Hutchinson Family Singers and of antislavery reform ; Scene two, the 1840s : music and antislavery, the Hutchinson Family Singers as public abolitionists -- Part second. First section : origins of the Hutchinson family, 1800-1830 ; Second section : the Hutchinson children and some initial musical influences ; First section (modified) : Milford, the Hutchinson family, religion, and culture -- Intermission (bridge to part third). Changes in a northern land : religion, politics, and culture, 1820-1840 ; Manufactured nature -- Part third. First section : music (the Hutchinsons' first concert) ; Second section : a music career and the hunt for an identity, 1841 -- Coda to first section : music (music publishing and the Hutchinsons' 1843 hits) -- Part fourth. Theme : leisure and politics in 1844 ; First variation : money for nothing? The Hutchinson family singers as communitarians ; Second variation : Hutchinson Family Singers fans and the weight of sympathy -- Finale. Exposition : American antislavery abroad, racially mixed audiences at home ; Development : antiwar culture and political antislavery, 1845-1848 ; Recapitulation, opening : Abby's retirement, 1849 -- Recapitulation, closing : the end of the Hutchinson Family Singers ; Coda to part first : John and Fred, the 1893 Danvers Meeting, the 1893 World Expo, and the trajectory of black and white antebellum reform -- Appendix : lyrics to select Hutchinson Family Singers songs
Control code
173818436
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 312 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300138368
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1135mt
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)173818436

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