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John Malveaux: SLAVE SONGS OF THE UNITED STATES [1867] was the first published collection of African American slave songs. [150 years ago]



Slave Songs of the  United States 
New York
A. Simpson & Co., 1867.

John Malveaux of 
www.MusicUNTOLD.com  
writes:

SLAVE SONGS OF THE UNITED STATES was the first published collection of African American Slave Songs. This year, 2017,  is 150 years since the collection was published in 1867. The 136 songs, mostly Christian, illuminates the lives, fears, hopes and beliefs of human beings classified as property without human rights.


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John Malveaux: SLAVE SONGS OF THE UNITED STATES [1867] was the first published collection of African American slave songs. [150 years ago]

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