Voices of Combat
A Century of Liberty and War Songs, 1765-1865
ISBN10: 0313254087 ISBN13: 9780313254086 Contributors: Bowman, Kent A. Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group Published: Apr 1 1987 Weight: 1.15lbs. Height: 9.75" Width: 6.75" Depth: 1.00" Language: English
This study of American liberty and war songs is among the first to examine them in a historical and literary context and to focus almost exclusively on the lyrics. Unlike other works that are primarily songbooks, this book provides a fresh view of an important aspect of American culture and offers new insight into the thoughts and feelings of Americans during periods of crisis. Special attention is given to the songs that emerged from the early American wartime experiences, including those written before and during the Revolution, the War of 1812, the Mexican War, and the Civil War, with an emphasis on the similarities and differences in song themes, techniques and styles.