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Published: 21 October 2021

672 Pages

ISBN: 9780197543320

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American Popular Music

From Minstrelsy to MP3

Sixth Edition

Larry Starr, Christopher Waterman, and Contributions by Brad Osborn

  • The only text that introduces students to the broad sweep of American music, from minstrel shows in the nineteenth century to the present
  • Attentive to the role of race and gender in the American popular repertory from its inception

New to this Edition:

  • New, detailed discussions of significant female artists, such as Sister Rosetta Tharpe (Chapter 7), Bikini Kill (and the riot grrrl movement, Chapter 14), and Missy Elliott (Chapter 15)
  • Assignable and regularly updated online Popular Music Activities help students place current popular music into historical context
  • A new enhanced e-Book includes easy access to streaming recordings of the music discussed in the text, as well as in-text review questions, flashcards, historical performance videos, and more
  • Chapter 15 has been completely reworked to accurately reflect the current landscape of American popular music, including new material on technology and the music business; contemporary rock stars; Emo music; and hip-hop

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