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date: 27 January 2023

Music 

Source:
The Oxford Companion to United States History
Author(s):
Bill C. MaloneBill C. Malone, Joseph HorowitzJoseph Horowitz, Ronald L. DavisRonald L. Davis

Traditional Music

Classical Music

Popular Music

American popular entertainers, such as the blackface minstrels of the early nineteenth century, have always utilized ballads, songs, and dances of no known origins. No conscious concept of “traditional music” emerged, however, until the late nineteenth century. The first published collection of slave ... ...

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