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Collection Music for the Nation: American Sheet Music, ca. 1870 to 1885

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Selected Bibliography

  • Charosh, Paul. "Studying Nineteenth Century Popular Song." American Music 15: 4 (Winter 1997): 459-92.
  • Dennison, Sam. Scandalize My Name: Black Imagery in American Popular Music. New York: Garland, 1982.
  • Finson, Jon. "Realism in Late Nineteenth-Century American Musical Theater: The Songs of Edward Harrigan and David Braham." In Collected Songs, edited by Jon Finson, xv-xxxvii. Madison: A-R Editions, 1997.
  • Finson, Jon. The Voices That Are Gone: Themes in Nineteenth-Century American Popular Song. New York: Oxford University Press, 1994.
  • Hamm, Charles. Yesterdays: Popular Song in America. New York: Norton, 1979.
  • Hill, Richard S. "Getting Kathleen Home Again." Music Library Association Notes, 2nd ser., 5: 3 (June 1948): 338-353.
  • Hill, Richard S. "The Mysterious Chord of Henry Clay Work." Music Library Association Notes, 2nd ser., 10: 2-3 (March-June 1953): 211-225, 367-390.
  • Hullfish, William R. "James A. Bland: Pioneer Black Songwriter." Black Music Research Journal 7 (1987): 1-33.
  • Linn, Karen. That Half-Barbaric Twang: the Banjo in American Popular Culture. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1980.
  • Mathews, William Smythe Babcock, ed. A Hundred Years of Music in America: an Account of Musical Effort in America during the Past Century... Chicago, G.L. Howe, 1889. [Reprint: New York, AMS Press, 1970.]
  • Moody, Richard. Ned Harrigan: From Corlear's Hook to Herald Square. Chicago: Nelson Hall, 1980.
  • Root, George F. The Story of a Musical Life: An Autobiography. Cincinnati: John Church, 1891.
  • Sanjek, Russell. American Popular Music and Its Business: The First Four Hundred Years. Vol. II: from 1790 to 1909. New York: Oxford University Press, 1988.
  • Spaeth, Sigmund. A History of Popular Music in America. New York: Random House, 1948.
  • Tawa, Nicholas. The Coming of Age of American Art Music: New England's Classical Romanticists. New York: Greenwood Press, 1991.
  • Tawa, Nicholas. The Way to Tin Pan Alley: American Popular Song, 1866-1910. New York: Schirmer Books, 1990.
  • Upton, William Treat. Art-Song in America. Boston: Oliver Ditson, 1930.
  • Williams, William H. A. 'Twas Only an Irishman's Dream: The Image of Ireland and the Irish in American Popular Song Lyrics, 1800-1920. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1996.
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