Journals Higher Education



Published: 08 January 2004

288 Pages | 10pp halftones


ISBN: 9780195171778

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Recorded Music in American Life

The Phonograph and Popular Memory, 1890-1945

William Howland Kenney

  • Covers the early years of the recorded sound industry, and its close interaction with American culture and society
  • Features a telling amount of rich detail that is unavailable elsewhere
  • Offers evidence that listeners' relationship to recorded music was characterized from the beginning more by active involvement than by passive acceptance