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Author Bingham, Emily.
Title My old Kentucky home : the astonishing life and reckoning of an iconic American song / Emily Bingham.
Publication Info. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2022.
Open Library Cover
Location Call No. Status
 Stack 12  784.6 B    IN LIBRARY
Edition First edition.
Description xx, 329 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Note "A Borzoi book"--Title page verso.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-307) and index.
Contents Preface: The forgetting -- 'Tis summer, the darkies are gay : Stephen Foster, Ethiopian song-writer -- The corn top's ripe : white men's music -- The little cabin floor : "Negro" minstrelsy -- The sun shines bright : white reunification -- To tote the weary load : the burden of black uplift -- Where all was delight : creating the Old Kentucky home -- We will sing one song : fostering an American consensus -- Wherever the darky may go : the D-word as destiny -- They sing no more : black power and back to Bardstown -- Weep no more : a sonic monument -- Coda: My old Kentucky HOME.
Subject Foster, Stephen Collins, 1826-1864. My old Kentucky home.
Slavery -- Kentucky -- Songs and music -- History and criticism.
Popular music -- United States -- To 1901 -- History and criticism.
African Americans in popular culture.
Kentucky -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
Added Title Astonishing life and reckoning of an iconic American song
ISBN 9780525520795 (hardcover)
0525520791 (hardcover)
9780525520801 (ebook)