Dancing to A Black Man's Tune

Dancing to A Black Man's Tune

A Life of Scott Joplin

Book - 1994
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Baker & Taylor
Relating the life of a significant African-American ragtime composer, a cultural portrait describes his birth to former slaves at a time when Blacks were still being denied civil rights, his musical achievements, and his experiences in white society

Book News
In this interpretive biography, Curtis (American history, Purdue U.) recounts the life of the African American composer who helped break down racial barriers by creating a uniquely black musical form embraced by middle-class whites. Joplin's life, framed by two decisive events in American history the ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment in 1868 and the entrance into the Great War in 1917 illuminates a crucial period in the evolution of American culture. Includes b&w photos and reproductions. CIP shows the subtitle as A Biography of Scott Joplin. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Blackwell North Amer

By using Scott Joplin's life as a window onto American social and cultural development at the turn of the century, this biography dramatizes the role of one brilliant African American musician in defining the culture of a still-young nation.



Baker
& Taylor

Relating the life of a significant African-American ragtime composer, a cultural portrait describes his birth to former slaves at a time when blacks were still being denied civil rights, his musical achievements, and his experiences in white society. UP.

Publisher: Columbia : University of Missouri Press, [1994]
Copyright Date: ©1994
ISBN: 9780826209498
0826209491
Branch Call Number: BIO Joplin 1994
Characteristics: xx, 265 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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