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author   LinkCarder, Polly.
title   George F. Root, Civil War songwriter : a biography / P.H. Carder. 
published   Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2008.
description   vii, 239 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
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location   Towson UniversityLibrary Info Stacks | ML410.R68 C37 2008 Holdings  Availability
location   UMCP Performing Arts LibraryLibrary Info Stacks | ML410.R68 C37 2008 Holdings  Availability
summary   "When the Civil War broke out in 1861, "The Battle Cry of Freedom" became perhaps the most common patriotic song echoing throughout the North. The author of that famous tune was George F. Root, and his many other patriotic songs established him as "the musician of the people.""--Provided by publisher.
notes   Includes bibliographical references (p. 227-232) and index.
contents   Sheffield, Willow Farm and Boston 1820-1844 -- New York and Paris 1844-1851 -- Public taste at mid-century 1851-1855 -- Music for the popular market 1855-1861 -- The first gun is fired 1861-1863 -- Rally once again 1863-1865 -- A future full of promise 1865-1871 -- Music for the people 1871-1895.
subjects   LinkRoot, George F. (George Frederick), 1820-1895.
  LinkComposers -- United States -- Biography.
format   Book
ISBN   9780786433742 (softcover : alk. paper)
  0786433744 (softcover : alk. paper)

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