- Library Binding: 96 pages
- Publisher: 21st Century (April 1, 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0761323058
- ISBN-13: 978-0761323051
- Product Dimensions: 9 x 0.5 x 11.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
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Songs And Stories Of Civil War Library Binding – April 1, 2002
From School Library Journal
Grade 6-9 A veteran music writer brings together a dozen significant songs from the U.S. Civil War period as the focus of a lively musical history lesson. As in his earlier songbooks covering the westward expansion, the American Revolution, and African-American history, Silverman devotes a short, readable chapter to each of his selections. Among them are tunes from both sides of the conflict ("The Battle Cry of Freedom," "Dixie's Land") and from slave society ("Free at Last"), all set to music, with multiple verses included. The importance of these songs to their original listeners and performers is illustrated through vivid anecdotes of military and civilian life in both the Union and the Confederacy. Lists of recommendations for further listening and reading, crisp black-and-white reproductions of period illustrations and photos, and attractive page layouts add to the appeal of this useful resource. -Starr E. Smith, Fairfax County Public Library, VA
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Gr. 6-9. Silverman, who also wrote Songs and Stories of the American Revolution (1994), presents a dozen songs of the Civil War. Each selection is introduced with a chapter detailing its history, commenting on changes and parodies, and relating anecdotes that bring the period into sharper focus. Then the song itself is presented with multiple verses, piano and guitar music, and a list of recommended recordings. Along the way, readers will learn about facets of American life such as the minstrel show ("Dixie's Land") and campaign songs ("Lincoln and Liberty Too"), as well as the importance of the songs to soldiers and civilians on both sides of the conflict. Black-and-white reproductions of period photos, engravings, paintings, and drawings illustrate the text. A good resource offering an interesting sidelight on the times. Carolyn Phelan
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This is a very interesting collection for people interested in the Civil War. The music of the Civil War, and the accompanying back story about composers and musicians and the time period -- this makes for good reading.
Good, large illustrations and a map on the end papers.
If your child is interested in Civil War history, or perhaps writing a paper on influencing public opinion, or even searching for unusual source material for social life in 1860's America, this book is particularly good.