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Nothing but Love in God's Water: Volume I: Black Sacred Music from the Civil War to the Civil Rights Movement
The first of two volumes chronicling the history and role of music in the African- American experience, Nothing but Love in God's Water explores how songs and singers helped African-Americans challenge and overcome slavery, subjugation, and suppression. From the spirituals of southern fields and the ringing chords of black gospel, to the protest songs that changed the land ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published October 15th 2014 by Penn State University Press
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I bought this book to help my son with a History Day project he is doing on conflict and compromise during the Civil Rights movement and the role of music. This was an EXCELLENT source, providing organized and dated historical background on many of events, marches, demonstrations, and issues of the Civil Rights movement. The book also quotes several actual attendees of the demonstrators or protesters through interviews, and provides specific lists of songs and particular lyrics that were sang, d ...more