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Music in America


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Foreword: Preface: CD Track List: 1. A Unifying Vision Three Themes A Voyage of Discovery The Perspective: The Historical Context: 2. Diversity and American Musical Life Diversity and American Ideology Sources of Diversity Immigration: Forced Migration; Voluntary Migration: Diversity from Within: Diversity through Aggregation; Diversity through Divergence from Common Roots; Diversity in Motion: Redrawing Boundaries: Diversity and the American Musical Scene 3. Identity and American Music A Story of Two Songs Identity: From the Ground Up The Human Dimension: Markers of Identity: Context: Identity on the National Level Summing Up: The Seeds of Complexity: The Genesis of American Musical Boundaries A Backward Glance 4. E pluribus unum Oneness: The Historical Dimension The Language of Oneness Aaron Copeland and A Lincoln Portrait "My Hometown" by Bruce Springsteen: The Paradox of Musical Oneness: Its Changing Face, the Unchanging Mission Multiculturalism and Oneness: Race, Oneness, and Jazz: Dizzy Gillespie: The Dynamics of Oneness 5. American Musical Culture A View through Technology Technology and Contemporary Frontier Pushing: At the Frontier of Musical Sound: Genre and Other Boundaries: Who Is a Musician?: The Production and Dissemination of Music: Music as Property and as Commodity: Beyond Technology: The Larger Picture A Shift in Perspective We, the People Endnote References: Resources: Index:

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