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Struggling to Define a NationAmerican Music and the Twentieth Century$
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Charles Hiroshi Garrett

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780520254862

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520254862.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

Chapter:
(p.1) Introduction
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Struggling to Define a Nation
Author(s):

Charles Hiroshi Garrett

Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520254862.003.0001

This introductory chapter discusses American music and national identity, explaining why the emphasis on cultural debate is important for studying American music. It looks at cultural theory and the historiography of African American music. The final part of the chapter presents an overview of the entire book and its chapters.

Keywords:   American music, national identity, cultural debate, cultural theory, historiography, African American music

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