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Suffragist sheet music : an illustrated catalog of published music associated with the women's rights and suffrage movement in America, 1795-1921, with complete lyrics
Crew, Danny O., 1947-
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Publication Information:
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, 2002.
Physical Description:
ix, 404 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
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ML128.W7 C74 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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This is an exhaustive reference work of sheet music published in the United States from the late 18th century to the year after adoption of the 19th amendment to the Constitution granting women the right to vote. In chronological order, the entries present bibliographic data (words by, music by, published in, published by, copyright, size, cover, inside, key, location) on each piece of music, a photographic depiction of the cover or first page (where available), and the complete lyrics for each piece. Included are early music of a rebellious nature, music surrounding the early woman's rights conventions, and pro and anti woman's rights and suffrage pieces from 1795 on; a limited number of entries on non-U.S. sheet music are presented also. General music about women, sentimental and love songs, and songs related to traditional roles and stereotypes have not been included.

Author Notes

Danny O. Crew has been collecting political memorabilia since 1975, specializing in political music. His personal collection exceeds 6,000 pieces. He has written a number of articles on the subject and has been featured on ABCs Good Morning America. He currently serves as city manager of Gastonia, North Carolina, and is also the author of Presidential Sheet Music

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Library Journal Review

Crew (Presidential Sheet Music) presents an enthusiastic collector's inventory, documenting American music publishing, the suffragist movement, and 130 years of American music history. Each chronologically arranged entry includes a black-and-white reproduction of the cover of the music (or book of songs), plus lyricist, composer, publisher, copyright date, and other data, including library or other collection location. For all songs, lyrics are given except when the words are in a non-Latin script or the piece was included as a pictorial reference to women's suffrage. "Instrumental" pieces are presumably for piano. A noted collector of political memorabilia, Crew does not claim that the book is comprehensive, but he lists music found in many large libraries (including the Library of Congress) and several private collections(including his own). Indexes are of publishers, titles, composers, and subjects, but there is no index of lyricists. Recommended for libraries serving students of American history and American music.-Bonnie Jo Dopp, Univ. of Maryland Libs., College Park (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Forewordp. 1
Prefacep. 3
Key to Symbols and Abbreviationsp. 5
The Catalogue of Sheet Musicp. 7
Bibliographyp. 377
Publisher Indexp. 379
Title Indexp. 385
Composer Indexp. 391
Subject Indexp. 394