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The Book of American Negro Poetry

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Published: 1922
Language: English
Wordcount: 38,029 / 120 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 67.2
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 9,316
Added to site: 2004.07.02
mnybks.net#: 8428
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y, but a polyphonic structure that is amazing.

It is obvious that Ragtime has influenced, and in a large measure, become our popular music; but not many would know that it has influenced even our religious music. Those who are familiar with gospel hymns can at once see this influence if they will compare the songs of thirty years ago, such as "In the Sweet Bye and Bye," "The Ninety and Nine," etc., with the up-to-date, syncopated tunes that are sung in Sunday Schools, Christian Endeavor Societies, Y.M.C.A.'s and like gatherings to-day.

Ragtime has not only influenced American music, it has influenced American life; indeed, it has saturated American life. It has become the popular medium for our national expression musically. And who can say that it does not express the blare and jangle and the surge, too, of our national spirit?

Any one who doubts that there is a peculiar heel-tickling,
smile-provoking, joy-awakening, response-compelling charm in Ragtime needs only to hear a skilful perform

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Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****

A social commentary on times gone by and I love the Negro Sermon


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