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Lyrics and Borrowed Tunes of the American Temperance Movement (Hardback)

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ISBN 10: 0826216455 / ISBN 13: 9780826216458
Edité par University of Missouri Press, United States, 2006
Neuf(s) Etat : New Hardback
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Language: English . Brand New Book. Such a lyric, sung to the tune of Yankee Doodle, was typical ammunition in the temperance movement s battle against alcohol. By the 1830s, Americans drank an average of 9.5 gallons of hard liquor each year. From the 1840s until the beginning of Prohibition, well over one hundred temperance songbooks were published in which inspirational lyrics were set to mostly borrowed tunes in the hope of persuading citizens to put down the bottle. Despite the prominent place of music in the temperance movement, little has been written about the large volume of lyrics that were produced. This book presents more than four hundred of those lyrics and the thirty-two melodies most often employed, from Auld Lang Syne to The Star-Spangled Banner. Paul D. Sanders has assembled the various songs the movement used into five thematic chapters: patriotic songs, hymns, traditional Scottish songs, popular songs, and Civil War songs. In each, he offers an introductory commentary, provides the music for the original song to remind readers of the tune, and then presents the temperance versions chronologically with the lyricists names where known. The songs reflect the efforts of the four major temperance organizations: the Washingtonians, the Independent Order of Good Templars, the Women s Christian Temperance Union, and the Anti-Saloon League. And although today s image of temperance reformers is generally that of controlling puritans, these songs show that it was a multifaceted movement with a diverse influence on American society. Punctuated with temperance cartoons, this book shows that these persuasive songs have stories to tell us today, bringing the evolution of the movement into clearer focus than ever before. N° de réf. du libraire AAN9780826216458

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Titre : Lyrics and Borrowed Tunes of the American ...

Éditeur : University of Missouri Press, United States

Date d'édition : 2006

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre :New

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Such a lyric, sung to the tune of "Yankee Doodle," was typical ammunition in the temperance movement's battle against alcohol. By the 1830s, Americans drank an average of 9.5 gallons of hard liquor each year. From the 1840s until the beginning of Prohibition, well over one hundred temperance songbooks were published in which inspirational lyrics were set to mostly borrowed tunes in the hope of persuading citizens to put down the bottle. Despite the prominent place of music in the temperance movement, little has been written about the large volume of lyrics that were produced. This book presents more than four hundred of those lyrics and the thirty-two melodies most often employed, from "Auld Lang Syne" to "The Star-Spangled Banner." Paul D. Sanders has assembled the various songs the movement used into five thematic chapters: patriotic songs, hymns, traditional Scottish songs, popular songs, and Civil War songs. In each, he offers an introductory commentary, provides the music for the original song to remind readers of the tune, and then presents the temperance versions chronologically with the lyricists' names where known. The songs reflect the efforts of the four major temperance organizations: the Washingtonians, the Independent Order of Good Templars, the Women's Christian Temperance Union, and the Anti-Saloon League. And although today's image of temperance reformers is generally that of controlling puritans, these songs show that it was a multifaceted movement with a diverse influence on American society. Punctuated with temperance cartoons, this book shows that these persuasive songs have stories to tell us today, bringing the evolution of the movement into clearer focus than ever before.

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PAUL D. SANDERS is Associate Dean and Professor of Music Education at Ohio State University at Newark, where he also makes his home.

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