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Author Branham, Robert J.
Title Sweet freedom's song : "My Country 'Tis of Thee" and democracy in America / Robert James Branham & Stephen J. Hartnett.
Imprint Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.

Author Branham, Robert J.
Subject Smith, Samuel Francis, 1808-1895. America.
God save the King.
Patriotic poetry, American -- History and criticism.
National songs -- United States -- History and criticism.
Democracy -- United States.
Democracy in literature.
United States -- Songs and music -- History and criticism.
Alt Name Hartnett, Stephen J.
Description xii, 276 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 229-257) and index.
Contents Introduction: "You can sing what would be death to speak". -- "God save the ̲̲̲̲!̲": institutionalizing, appropriating, and contesting nationalism through song, 1744-1798. -- "The subordination of the different parts and voices": popularizing "America" through grassroots activism, 1826-1850. -- "Bombast, fraud, deception, impiety, and hypocrisy" in the "dark land of slavery", 1830-1859. -- "Teach us true liberty": "America" in the Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1869. -- Reforming the "sweet land of knavery": "America" and political protest, 1870-1932. -- Epilogue: "America", "God save the Queen", and postmodernity. -- Appendix A: Sixteen versions of "God save the King" and "My country 'tis of thee", organized chronologically, 1744-1891. -- Appendix B: List of alternative American versions of "God save the King" and "America", 1759-1900.
ISBN 0195137418 (acid-free paper)
OCLC # 47208461
Table of Contents
 Introduction: "You Can Sing What Would Be Death to Speak"3
1"God Save the ̲̲!̲": Institutionalizing, Appropriating, and Contesting Nationalism through Song, 1744-179814
2"The Subordination of the Different Parts and Voices": Popularizing "America" through Grassroots Activism, 1826-185045
3"Bombast, Fraud, Deception, Impiety, and Hypocrisy" in the "Dark Land of Slavery," 1830-185986
4"Teach Us True Liberty": "America" in the Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1869119
5Reforming the "Sweet Land of Knavery": "America" and Political Protest, 1870-1932163
 Epilogue: "America," "God Save the Queen," and Postmodernity197
App. ASixteen Versions of "God Save the King" and "My Country 'Tis of Thee," Organized Chronologically, 1744-1891205
App. BSelective List of Alternative American Versions of "God Save the King" and "America," 1759-1900221