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John Philip Sousa and the National Anthem

By: Edward S. Delaplaine

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: D0686


This book narrates how John Philip Sousa, the patriot, advocated The Star-Spangled Banner, as the national anthem of the United States - rather than any other song. View more info

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The Great Machines: Poems and Songs of the American Railroad

By: Robert Hedin, ed.

Price: $9.96

Publisher: University of Iowa Press:

Seller ID: 455503


Here, for the first time, is a feast for anyone who has ever been beguiled by the trains that formerly thrummed through the landscapes of our lives. This entertaining and evocative anthology presents the amazing variety of poems and songs written about the American railroad in the last century and a half. Comprised of selections from both oral and written traditions, the volume celebrates the historical and cultural significance of this marvel of engineering skills. Hedi... View more info

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Coal and Culture: Opera Houses in Appalachia

By: William Faricy Condee

Price: $34.95

Publisher: Ohio University Press / Swallow Press:

Seller ID: 415883


Opera houses were fixtures of Appalachian life from the end of the Civil War through the 1920s. Most towns and cities had at least one opera house during this golden age. Coal mining and railroads brought travelers, money, and change to the region. Many aspects of American life converged in the opera house.Coal and Culture: Opera Houses in Appalachia is a critical appreciation of the opera house in the coal-mining region of Appalachia from the mid-1860s to the early ... View more info