No more driver's lash for me : songs of discontented slaves

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dc.contributor.advisor Hoover, Dwight W. en_US Tetrick, Gwendolyn G., 1950- en_US 2011-06-03T19:31:11Z 2011-06-03T19:31:11Z 1974 en_US 1974
dc.identifier LD2489.Z72 1974 .T48 en_US
dc.description.abstract This thesis has investigated slave songs in order to determine how they related to the life of the slave. Songs were examined for examples of discontent with slavery. Slave biographies were read to determine the meaning that the slaves themselves attached to their songs.The songs were classified according to topics. Religious songs were discussed under spirituals and sorrow songs. Slave seculars were divided into three categories -seculars, work songs, and songs of violent resistance. Freedom songs were discussed separately. Examples of each type of song are presented. The contents of the songs are examined for what they reveal about the condition of the slave and the slave's attitudes toward slavery. Slave biographies are used to verify the conclusions gained from the songs.
dc.format.extent 71 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh African Americans -- Music. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Slavery -- Songs and music. en_US
dc.title No more driver's lash for me : songs of discontented slaves en_US Thesis (M.A.)
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    Master's theses submitted to the Graduate School by Ball State University master's degree candidates in partial fulfillment of degree requirements.

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