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Abrahams, Roger. Singing the Master: The Emergence of African-American Culture in the Plantation South. New York:      Pantheon Books, 1992.

Adams, Edward C. L. Tales of the Congaree. Includes Congaree Sketches (1927) and Nigger to Nigger (1928). Chapel Hill:      University of North Carolina Press, 1987.

Dr. C.L. Edwards, a physician from the Congaree River area, collected tales and poems from the slaves who worked on his      land. Originally published as two separate books, they are both included in this reprint.

The African Methodist Episcopal Church. Hymn and Tune Book. Philadelphia: African Methodist Episcopal Book Concern,      1938.

Allen, William Francis, Charles Pickard Ware, and Lucy McKim Garrison. Slave Songs of the United States. Reprint, New      York: A. Simpson, 1867. BEdford, MA: Applewood Books, [n.d.].

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Ball, Edward. The Sweet Hell Inside: A Family History. New York: William Morrow, 2001.

Bastin, Bruce. Red River Blues: The Blues Tradition in the Southeast. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1986. ­­­­

Bennett, Lerone Jr. Before the Mayflower: A History of Black America, 6th ed. New York: Penguin Books, 1988.

Berlin, Ira. Many Thousands Gone: The First Two Centuries of Slavery in North America. Cambridge: Belknap Press, 1998.

Blassingame, John W. The Slave Community: Plantation Life in the Antebellum South, rev. and enl. ed. New York: Oxford      University Press, 1972.

Booth, Stanley. Rhythm Oil: A Journey Through the Music of the American South. New York: Pantheon Books, 1991.

Botkin, B.A., ed. Lay My Burden Down: A Folk History of Slavery. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1969.

Botkin, B.A., ed. A Treasury of Southern Folklore: Stories, Ballads, Traditions, and Folkways of the People of the South.      New York: Bonanza Books, 1980.

Botkin, B.A., ed. A Treasury of American Folklore: The Stories, Legends, Tall Tales, Traditions, Ballads and Songs of the      American People New York: Bonanza Books, 1983.

Boyd, Joe Dan. Judge Jackson and the Colored Sacred Harp. Alabama: American Folk Life Association, 2002.

Boyer, Horace Clarence. How Sweet the Sound: The Gold Age of Gospel. Washington, DC: Elliott & Clark Publishing, 1995.

Bracey, Jr., John, August Meier, and Elliott Rudwick. Free Blacks in America, 1800-1860. Belmont: Wadsworth Publishing,      1971.

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Caldwell, Hansonia L. African American Music: A Chronology, 1619-1995. Los Angeles: IKORO Communications, 1996.

Carawan, Guy, and Candi Carawan. Ain't You Got a Right To the Tree of Life? Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1989.

Charters, Samuel. The Poetry of the Blues. New York: Oak Publications, 1963.

Charters, Samuel. The Roots of the Blues: An African Search. Boston: Marion Boyars Publishers, 1981.

Chilton, John . A Jazz Nursery: The Story of the Jenkins' Orphanage Bands. . London: Bloomsbury Book Shop, 1980.

Cooper, Michael L. Slave Spirituals and the Jubilee Singers: New York: Clarion Books, 2001.

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Daise, Ronald. Reminiscences of Sea Island Heritage: Legacy of Freedmen on St. Helena Island. Orangeburg, South      Carolina: Sandlapper Publishing, 1986.

De Lerma, Dominique-René. Black Music in Our Culture: Curricular Ideas on the Subjects, Materials and Problems. Ohio:      The Kent State University Press, 1970.

Dett, Nathaniel, R., ed. Religious Folk-Songs of The Negro. Hampton, Virginia: Hampton Institute Press, 1927.

Dodson, Howard, and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library. Jubilee: The      Emergence of African-American Culture. Washington, DC: National Geographic, 2003.

Douglass, Frederick. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave. With Incidents in the Life of a Slave      Girl by Harriet Jacobs. New York: Modern Library, 2000.

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Eltis, David. The Rise of African Slavery in the Americas. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press, 2000.

Epstein, Dena J. Sinful Tunes and Spirituals: Black Folk Music to the Civil War. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1977.

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Fields, Mamie Garvin, and Karen Fields. Lemon Swamp and Other Places: A Carolina Memoir. New York: The Free Press,      1983.

Fisher, Miles Mark. Negro Slave Songs in the United States. New York: Cornel University Press, 1953.

Floyd, Jr. Samuel A., and Marsha J. Reisser. Black Music in the United States: An Annotated Bibliography. New York: Kraus      International, 1983.

Franklin, Benjamin, V. “The Problem of Local Jazz History: The Example of South Carolina.” In Jazz in Mind: Essays on the      History and Meaning of Jazz, ed. by Reginald T. Buckner and Steven Weiland. Detroit: Wayne State University Press,      1991.

French, Mrs. A. M. Slavery in South Carolina and The Ex-Slaves; or, The Port Royal Mission. New York: Winchell M. French,      1862. Reprint, New York: Negro Universities Press 1969.

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George, Carol. Richard Allen and the Emergence of Independent Black Churches, 1760-1840. New York: Oxford University      Press, 1973.

Genovese, Eugene D. Roll, Jordan, Roll: The World the Slaves Made. New York: Vintage Books, 1976.

Geraty, Viginia Mixson. Porgy: A Gullah Version. Charleston: Wyrick and Co., 1990. 

Gordon, Asa H. Sketches of Negro Life and History in South Carolina. Columbia:University of South Carolina Press, 1929.

Green Jeffrey P. Edmund Thornton Jenkins: The Life and Times of an American, Black Composer, 1894-1926. Contributions      to the Study of Music and Dance, Number 2. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1982.

Gutman, Herbert, G. The Black Family in Slavery and Freedom, 1750-1925. New York: Pantheon Books, 1976.

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Ham, Debra Newman, ed. The African-American Mosaic: A Library of Congress Resource Guide for the Study of Black      History and Culture. Washington: Library of Congress, 1993.

Harris, William J., ed. Society and Culture in the Slave South. New York: Rutledge, 1992.

Hart, Jr., Edward Brantley. Gullah Spirituals in Prayer Meetings on Johns Island, South Carolina. D.M.A. diss., University of      South Carolina, 1993.

Heyward, Dubose. Mamba’s Daughters. New York: Doubleday, Doran and Company, Inc., 1929.

Higginson, Thomas Wentworth. Army Life in a Black Regiment. Boston: Fields, Osgood, and Co., 1870. Reprint, Cambridge:      University Press: Welch, Bigelow, and Co., 1981.

Hinson, Glenn. Fire in My Bones: Transcendence and the Holy Spirit in African American Gospel. Philadelphia: University of      Pennsylvania, 2000.

Hoskins, Charles Lwanga. Out of Yamacraw and Beyond: Discovering Black Savannah. Savannah: The Gullah Press, 2002.

Hughes, Roberta Wright, and Wilbur B. Hughes III. Lay Down Body: Living in African American Cemeteries. Ed. by Gina      Renée Misiroglu. Detroit: Visible Inc. Press, 1996.

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Jackson, Jerma A. Singing in My Soul: Black Gospel in a Secular Age. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press,      2004.

Johnson, Guy B. Folk Culture on St. Helena Island. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1930.

Johnson, Guion Griffis. A Social History of the Sea Islands. New York: Negro Universities Press, 1930.

Johnson, James Weldon, and J. Rosamond Johnson. The Books of American Negro Spirituals. 2 vols. New York: Viking      Press, 1940.

Johnson, Rosamond, J., ed. Rolling Along in Song. New York: Viking Press, 1937.

Jones-Jackson, Patricia. When Roots Die: Endangered Traditions on the Sea Islands. Athens, Georgia: University of Georgia      Press, 1987.

Joyner, Charles W. Down by the Riverside: A South Carolina Slave Community. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1985.

Joyner, Charles W. Folk Song in South Carolina. Columbia, South Carolina: University of South Carolina Press, 1971.

Joyner, Charles. Shared Traditions: Southern History and Folk Culture. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1999.
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Klingberg, Frank J. An Appraisal of the Negro In Colonial South Carolina: A Study In Americanization. Philadelphia: Porcupine      Press, 1975.

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LaBrew, Arthur. Black Musicians of the Colonial Period, 1700-1800. Detroit: Arthur LaBrew, 1977.

LaBrew, Arthur. Free at Last: Legal Aspects Concerning the Career of Blind Tom Bethune, 1849-1908. Detroit: Arthur LaBrew,      1976.

Levine Lawrence L. Black Culture and Black Conscious: Afro-American Thought from Slavery to Freedom. Oxford: Oxford      University Press, 1977.

Lincoln, C. Eric. The Negro Pilgrimage in America. Banther Pathfinder Edition. Banther Books: New York, 1967.

Lift Every Voice and Sing II: An African American Hymnal. New York: Church Publishing, 1993.

Lovell, John, Jr. Black Song: The Forge and The Flame. New York: Paragon House Publishers, 1986.

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Marsh, J. B. T. the Story of the Jubilee Singers with Their Songs. Rev. ed. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Co., 1881?

McKissack, Patricia C. A Picture of Freedom: The Diary of Clotee, a Slave Girl. New York: Scholastic Inc., 1997.

Morgan, Edmund. American Slavery, American Freedom: The Ordeal of Colonial Virginia. New York: W. W. Norton, 2003.

Mullin, Michael. Africa in America: Slave Acculturation and Resistance in the American South and the British Caribbean,      1736-1831. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1994.

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Negro Songs from Alabama,
2d. ed., rev. and enl. Collected by Harold Courlander. Music Transcribed by John Brooks. New      York: Oak Publications, 1963.

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Odum, Howard. W., and Guy B. Johnson. The Negro and His Songs: A Study of Typical Negro Songs in the South. New      York: The New American Library, 1969.

Oliver, Paul. Blues Fell This Morning. New York: Horizon Press, 1960.

Oliver, Paul, Tony Russell, Robert M.W. Dixon, John Godrich, and Howard Rye. Yonder Come The Blues. New York:      Cambridge University Press, 1970.

An Oral History of Edisto Island: The Life and Times of Bubberson Brown, 1st ed. Transcribed by Nick Lindsay. Indiana:      Pinchpenny Press, 1977.

Osborne, Anne Riggs. The South Carolina Story. Orangeburg, SC: Sandlapper Publishing, 1991.

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Parrish, Lydia. Slave Songs of the Georgia Sea Islands. Music transcribed by Creighton Churchill and Robert MacGimsay.      New York: Creative Age Press, Inc., 1942.

Pollitzer, William. The Gullah People and Their African Heritage. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1999.

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Quarles, Benjamin. The Negro in the Civil War. New introduction by William S. McFeely. Boston: Little, Brown, and      Company, 1953. Reprint, Da Capo Press Inc, 1989.

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Raboteau, Albert J. Slave Religion: The “Invisible Institution” in the Antebellum South. New York: Oxford University Press,      1978.

Reagon, Bernice Johnson. If You Don't Go, Don't Hinder Me: The African American Sacred Song Tradition. Lincoln: University      of Nebraska Press, 2001.

Reagon, Bernice Johnson, ed. We'll Understand it Better By and By: Pioneering African American Gospel Composers.      Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1992.

Rhyne, Nancy. Tales of the South Carolina Low Country. Winston-Salem, NC: 1982.

Roach, Hildred. Black American Music: Past and Present. Boston: Crescendo Publishing Co., 1973.

Roberts, John Storm. Black Music of Two Worlds. New York: William Morrow and Co., 1974.

Robertson, David. Denmark Vesey: The Buried History of America's Largest Slave Rebellion and the Man Who Led It. New      York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1999.

Rosenbaum, Art. Shout Because You’re Free: The African American Ring Shout Tradition in Coastal Georgia. Photographs      by Margo Newmark. Musical Transcriptions and Historical Essay by Johann S. Buis. Athens, Georgia: University of      Georgia Press, 1998.

Rublowsky, John. Black Music in America. New York: Basic Books, 1971.

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Scarborough, Dorothy, and Ola Lee Gulledge. On the Trail of Negro Folk-Songs. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1925.

Singleton, Teresa A., ed. The Archaeology of Slavery and Plantation Life. Orlando, Florida: Academic Press, 1985.

Smythe, Augustine T., Herbert Ravenel Sass, Alfred Huger, Beatrice Ravenel, Thomas R. Waring, Archibald Rutledge,      DuBose Heyward, Katharine C. Hutson, and Robert W. Gordon. The Carolina Low-Country. New York: Macmillan      Company, 1931.

Southern, Eileen and Josephine Wright. Images: Iconography of Music in African- American Culture, 1770s-1920s. New York:      Garland Publishing, Inc., 2000.

Southern, Eileen. The Music of Black American: A History. New York: W. W. Norton,1983.

Spencer, Jon Michael. As the Black School Sings: Black Music Collections at Black Universities and Colleges, with a Union      List of Book Holdings. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1987.

Spencer, Jon Michael. Black Hymnody: A Hymnological History of the African-American Church.
     Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1992.

Spencer, Jon Michael. Blues and Evil. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1993.

Spencer, Jon Michael. The New Colored People: The Mixed-Race Movement in America.New York: New York University      Press, 1997.

Spencer, Jon Michael. The New Negroes and Their Music: The Success of the Harlem Renaissance.Knoxville: University      of Tennessee Press, 1997.

Spencer, Jon Michael. Protest and Praise: Sacred Music of Black Religion. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1990.

Spencer, Jon Michael. Re-Searching Black Music. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1996.

Spencer, Jon Michael. The Rhythms of Black Folk: Race, Religion, and Pan-Africanism. Trenton: Africa World Press, 1995.

Spencer, Jon Michael. Sacred Symphony: The Chanted Sermon of the Black Preacher. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood      Press, 1987.

Spencer, Jon Michael. Self-Made and Blues-Rich (poetry and drawings). Trenton: Africa World Press, 1996.

Spencer, Jon Michael. Sing a New Song: Liberating Black Hymnody. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1995.

Spencer, Jon Michael. Theological Music: Introduction to Theomusicology. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1991.

Starobin, Robert, ed. Denmark Vesey: The Slave Conspiracy of 1822.Great Lives Observed. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey:      1970.

Stevenson, Brenda, ed. The Journals of Charlotte Forten Grimké. New York: Oxford University Press, 1988.

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Talley, Thomas W. Negro Folk Rhymes, exp. ed., ed. by Charles Wolfe. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1991.

Taylor, Marshall W. A Collection of Revival Hymns and Plantation Melodies. Music comp. by Miss Josephine Robinson.      Cincinnati: Marshall W. Taylor and W.C. Echols, 1882.  

Thomas, Hugh. The Slave Trade: The Story of Atlantic Slave Trade: 1440-1870. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1997.

Thomas, Velma Maia. Freedom’s Children: The Journey from Emancipation into the Twentieth Century. New York: Crown      Publishers, 2000.

Thomas, Velma Maia. No Man Can Hinder Me: The Journey from Slavery to Emancipation through Song. New York: Crown      Publishers, 2001.

Thornton, John. Africa and Africans in the Making of the Atlantic world, 1400-1800, 2d. ed. Cambridge, United Kingdom:      Cambridge University Press, 1999.

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Wald, Elijah. Josh White: Society Blues. New York: Routledge, 2002.

Walker, Cornelia G. History of Music in South Carolina: South Carolina Composers and Works. Columbia, SC: R. L. Bryan      Company, 1958.

Walker, Wyatt Tee. Somebody's Calling My Name. Valley Forge: Judson Press, 1979.

Ward, Andrew. Dark Midnight When I Rise: The Story of the Jubilee Singers Who Introduced the World to the Music of Black America. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2000.

Warren, Gwendolin Sims. Ev’ry Time I Feel the Spirit: 101 Best-Loved Psalms, Gospel Hymns, and Spiritual Songs of the      African-American Church. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1997.

Williamson, Joel. After Slavery. New York: W. W. Norton, 1965.

Wilson, Jackie Napolean. Hidden Witness: African-American Images from the Dawn of Photography to the Civil War. New      York: St. Martin Press, 1999.

Windley, Lathan Algerna. Edited by Graham Hodges. A Profile of Runaway Slaves in Virginia and South Carolina from 1730      through 1787. New York: Garland Publishing, 1995.

Wood, Peter H. Black Majority: Negroes in Colonial South Carolina From 1672 through the Stono Rebellion. New York: Alfred      A. Knopf Inc., 1974.

Work, John W. American Negro Songs: 230 Folk Songs and Spirituals, Religious and Secular. New York: Dover Publications,      1998.

Bibliography courtesy of Jennifer Ottervik.

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