Unbinding Gentility: Women Making Music in the Nineteenth

Hearing southern women in the pauses of history Southern women of all classes, races, and walks of life practiced music during and after the Civil War. Candace L. Bailey examines the history of southern women through the lens of these musical pursuits, uncovering the ways that musics transmission, education, circulation, and repertory help us understand its meaning in the womens culture of the time. Bailey pays particular attention to the space between music as an ideal accomplishment-part of how people expected women to perform gentility-and a real practice-what women actually did. At the same time, her ethnographic reading of binders volumes, letters and diaries, and a wealth of other archival material informs new and vital interpretations of womens place in southern culture. A fascinating collective portrait of womens artistic and personal lives, Unbinding Gentility challenges entrenched assumptions about nineteenth century music and the experiences of the southern women who made it.

Authors: Candace Bailey

Date: 2019

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Format: epub




Language: English

ISBN / ASIN: 0252085744


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