Slave Songs of the United States


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This 1867 landmark book represents the first systematic effort to collect and preserve the songs sung by the plantation slaves of the Old South. Most of the 130 songs, arranged by geographic area, were recorded directly from the singers themselves. Includes the melody line and all known verses to each song.

Title: Slave Songs of the United States

Author: Editor: William Francis Allen, Charles Pickard Ware, Lucy McKim Garrison

Illustrator: Reg. Price: $8.95

Categories: African American, Life & Times, Slavery,

Publisher: Dover Publications:

ISBN Number: 0486285731

ISBN Number 13: 9780486285733

Binding: Paperback

Book Details: 176 pages, 5 1/4 x 8 1/2, Dover Publications

Seller ID: 285731

Description: This 1867 landmark book represents the first systematic effort to collect and preserve the songs sung by the plantation slaves of the Old South. Most of the 130 songs, arranged by geographic area, were recorded directly from the singers themselves. Includes the melody line and all known verses to each song, directions for singing, and a commentary on each.