Music and War in the United States (Hardcover)

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By Sarah Kraaz (Editor)
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Music and War in the United States introduces students to the long and varied history of music's role in war. Spanning the history of wars involving the United States from the American Revolution to the Iraq war, with contributions from both senior and emerging scholars, this edited volume brings together key themes in this vital area of study. The intersection of music and war has been of growing interest to scholars in recent decades, but to date, no book has brought together this scholarship in a way that is accessible to students. Filling this gap, the chapters here address topics such as military music, commemoration, music as propaganda and protest, and the role of music in treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), enabling readers to come to grips with the rich and complex relationship between one of the most essential arts and the conflicts that have shaped American society.

About the Author

Sarah Mahler Kraaz is William Harley Barber Distinguished Professor, Professor of Music, and College Organist at Ripon College in Wisconsin, where she teaches piano and organ as well as courses in music history, women in music, music and war, and music and art. Dr. Kraaz has researched and performed on historic organs in Italy, Germany, and Scotland. She is active as a composer of works for organ solo and choir, and she writes reviews and articles for The Diapason, an international journal devoted to the harpsichord, organ, and church music.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781138720558
ISBN-10: 1138720550
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: December 13th, 2018
Pages: 324
Language: English