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Singing for Freedom – The Hutchinson Family Singers and the Nineteenth-Century Culture of Reform - Yale Scholarship Online
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Singing for Freedom: The Hutchinson Family Singers and the Nineteenth-Century Culture of Reform

Scott Gac

Abstract

This book outlines the interwoven story of music, careerism, reform, the transformation of American culture, and one of the greatest musical acts in American history. Following the Hutchinson Family Singers through the nineteenth century as they explored and shaped new openings in American society, it unveils the centrality of political allegiance to artistic creation in the antebellum era. The book further tells how the Hutchinsons fought against many of the barriers that later generations of cultural reformers would face. It did not hurt that for a long time the Hutchinsons were also held in ... More

Keywords: American culture, Hutchinson Family Singers, artistic creation, antislavery, Romantic activism, musical trio

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780300111989
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300111989.001.0001

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Scott Gac, author

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