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The Life and Songs of Stephen Foster: A Revealing Portrait of the Forgotten Man Behind "Swanee River," "Beautiful Dreamer," and "My Old Kentucky Home"

The Life and Songs of Stephen Foster: A Revealing Portrait of the Forgotten Man Behind "Swanee River," "Beautiful Dreamer," and "My Old Kentucky Home"

  • Author: O'Connell, JoAnne
Almost everyone knows something about Stephen Foster (1826-64), but unfortunately much of that information is either incorrect or vastly oversimplified. Many believe that Foster, the first American... More…

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Contents

  • Chapter 1 : Pioneer Elites
  • Chapter 2 : Foreclosure and the Death of Charlotte
  • Chapter 3 : All Up and Down the Whole Creation
  • Chapter 4 : Schooling in Brother William's Sunshine
  • Chapter 5 : At Home in Allegheny
  • Chapter 6 : Musical Bookkeeper
  • Chapter 7 : The Awakening in Cincinnati
  • Chapter 8 : Non-Companionate Marriage
  • Chapter 9 : "Swanee River," E. P. Christy, and Sentimental Minstrelsy
  • Chapter 10 : Shiras and the Antislavery Impulse
  • Chapter 11 : Piano Girls and Parlor Songs
  • Chapter 12 : Hoboken and Deaths in the Family
  • Chapter 13 : The Buchanan Glee Club
  • Chapter 14 : Royalties Sellout
  • Chapter 15 : New York "Potboilers"
  • Chapter 16 : War Songs and Copperhead Relatives
  • Chapter 17 : The Foster - Cooper "Song Factory"
  • Chapter 18 : Concert Saloons and Variety Music
  • Chapter 19 : Last Days on the Bowery
  • Chapter 20 : Accidental Death or Suicide? Epilogue: What Came Afterwards