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Inhaltsangabe: This volume includes forty-four of the songs which Americans sang as their nation expanded westward across the continent during the period between the War of 1812 and the Civil War, placed in historic context by historical narration. Two audio cassettes with Notes on the Songs. Total Playing Time: 2 hours.
Territorial Expansion and Abolition: As the United States expanded into the old Northwest Territory, Louisiana Territory and the Pacific Northwest, Americans built canals, cut forests, farmed the land, and trapped beaver. Their songs reflected their pride, fears and hopes, and described the dangers, the boredom, the discomforts and the loneliness of life on these new frontiers. Songs were effective tools for African Americans. Slaves spread the word of escape plans through "code" songs. Songs about the hardships of slavery helped recruit white support for abolition and the Underground Railroad.
Texas and the Mexican War: The lyric quality and rhythmic patterns of Mexican folk music reflect our Mexican heritage. Americans who settled in Texas sang of Texas Rangers and the struggle to make Texas a republic. During the Mexican War, soldiers sang of American General Zachary Taylor and Mexican General Santa Anna, of the 2,000 mile march of the Mormon Battalion, and of brutal treatment at the hands of their own officers.
Minstrel Shows and the California Gold Rush: Minstrel songs were 19th century America's most popular songs, and Stephen Foster was America's most popular songwriter. Miners carried minstrel tunes to the gold camps in California and wrote parodies which created a vivid picture of life among the forty-niners.
Immigrants from China, Ireland and Germany: The songs depict the prejudice against California's Chinese population in the 1850s and the suffering of the Irish, fleeing famine, as they migrated to a new, often hostile, home in America. The songs also reflect the defiance and spirit of the Germans who, after losing the fight for a free Germany, sought freedom in the United States.
Vom Verlag: Use of WEM tapes for performances in schools is granted, and most of the songs in our book are public domain. However, Western Railroad Songs contains one copyrighted song, "Railroading On The Great Divide" (Sara Carter, Peer International Corporation). WEM Records cannot legally grant the rights to perform materials copyrighted by others.
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