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Battle HymnsThe Power and Popularity of Music in the Civil War$
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Christian McWhirter

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780807835500

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807882627_mcwhirter

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Fresh Strains for Fresh Developments

Fresh Strains for Fresh Developments

The End of he War and its Music

(p.164) Chapter 7 Fresh Strains for Fresh Developments
Battle Hymns

Christian McWhirter

University of North Carolina Press

This chapter discusses music in the final months of the Civil War. Among northerners and African Americans, music was one of the primary ways to celebrate the destruction of the Confederacy and the end of slavery. For the Confederates, the war's end altered their music differently. They created songs that expressed their attitudes toward Reconstruction and their memory of the war.

Keywords:   Civil War, northerners, African Americans, Confederacy, slavery, Confederates, music, Reconstruction, war

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