The Resource 'Twas only an Irishman's dream : the image of Ireland and the Irish in American popular song lyrics, 1800-1920, William H.A. Williams

'Twas only an Irishman's dream : the image of Ireland and the Irish in American popular song lyrics, 1800-1920, William H.A. Williams

Label
'Twas only an Irishman's dream : the image of Ireland and the Irish in American popular song lyrics, 1800-1920
Title
'Twas only an Irishman's dream
Title remainder
the image of Ireland and the Irish in American popular song lyrics, 1800-1920
Statement of responsibility
William H.A. Williams
Title variation
Image of Ireland and the Irish in American popular song lyrics, 1800-1920
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The image of the Irish in the United States changed drastically over time, from that of hard-drinking, rioting Paddies to genial, patriotic working-class citizens. In 'Twas Only an Irishman's Dream, William H.A. Williams traces the change in this image through more than seven hundred pieces of sheet music - popular songs from the stage and for the parlor - to show how Americans' opinions of Ireland and the Irish went practically from one extreme to the other. Because sheet music was a commercial item it had to be acceptable to the broadest possible song-buying public. "Negotiations" about their image involved Irish songwriters, performers, and pressured groups, on the one hand, and non-Irish writers, publishers, and audiences, on the other. Williams ties the contents of song lyrics to the history of the Irish diaspora, suggesting how ethnic stereotypes are created and how they evolve within commercial popular culture
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Williams, W. H. A
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML3554
LC item number
.W77 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Irish Americans
  • Popular music
  • Américains d'origine irlandaise
  • Irlandais
  • Musique populaire
  • Américains d'origine irlandaise
  • Chansons anglaises
  • Irlandais
  • Unterhaltungsmusik
  • Lied
  • Geschichte 1800-1920
  • Irlande
  • USA
  • Irland (Motiv)
Label
'Twas only an Irishman's dream : the image of Ireland and the Irish in American popular song lyrics, 1800-1920, William H.A. Williams
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Dear harp of my country, the Irish origins -- Romantic Irish popular songs in antebellum America -- From teague to Paddy, the evolution of the stage Irishman -- Ethnicity and parlor songs, Paddy compared -- To the land we left and to the land we live in -- The Irish and Vaudeville -- The Irish in post-Civil War song -- The theater and songs of Edward Harrigan -- Paddy in the alley -- Irish America in search of an image -- All that I want is in Ireland
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 311 pages
Isbn
9780252022463
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
96004491
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34151791
  • (OCoLC)ocm34151791
Label
'Twas only an Irishman's dream : the image of Ireland and the Irish in American popular song lyrics, 1800-1920, William H.A. Williams
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Dear harp of my country, the Irish origins -- Romantic Irish popular songs in antebellum America -- From teague to Paddy, the evolution of the stage Irishman -- Ethnicity and parlor songs, Paddy compared -- To the land we left and to the land we live in -- The Irish and Vaudeville -- The Irish in post-Civil War song -- The theater and songs of Edward Harrigan -- Paddy in the alley -- Irish America in search of an image -- All that I want is in Ireland
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 311 pages
Isbn
9780252022463
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
96004491
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34151791
  • (OCoLC)ocm34151791

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