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  Music history of the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
As the United States incorporated more lands, spreading west towards the Pacific Ocean, a number of immigrants began to arrive in the country, bringing with them their own instruments and styles.
Their music was a mixture of bluesy work songs mixed with jazz and other influences, and included styles like la la and juré.
In Louisiana, Cajun and Creole music was adding influences from blues and generating some regional hit records, while Appalachian folk music was spawning jug bands, honky tonk bars and close harmony duets, which were to evolve into the pop-folk of the 1940s, bluegrass and country.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Music_history_of_the_United_States   (4987 words)

Music was developed by the different permutations of pitch and rhythmic values.
Mechanical invention for composing "Free Music" used eight oscillators and synchronizing equipment in conjunction with photo-sensitive graph paper with the intention that the projected notation could be converted into sound.
Music V variants include MUSIC360 and MUSIC11 for the IBM360 and the PDP11 computers, these were written by Barry Vercoe, Roger Hale, and Carl Howe at MIT, respectively.
eamusic.dartmouth.edu /~wowem/electronmedia/music/eamhistory.html   (4763 words)

 NPR 100
The composition incorporates a wide range of musical and cultural elements that were part of that scene, from ragtime and blues to classical and parlor songs, and to African and Caribbean music.
Music historian Nick Spitzer reports that Morton was the first to use "riffs" as musical building blocks.
Music reviewer Tom Moon reveals how the song marked a resurrection of sorts for Gaye and influenced Motown to allow other artists in their stable to take creative liberties in their work.
www.npr.org /programs/specials/vote/list100.html   (7430 words)

 American Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Since the beginning of the 20th century, popular recorded music from the United States has become increasingly known across the world, to the point where some forms of American popular music is listened to almost everywhere.
Much of modern popular music can trace its roots to the emergence in the late 1800s of African American blues and the growth in the 1920s of gospel music.
The Cajun and Creole traditions in Louisiana music, the folk and popular styles of Hawaiian music, and the bluegrass and old time music of the Southeastern states are but a few examples of the regional diversity of modern American music.
music.information-free.com /American-music   (370 words)

 Distributing Music Over Telephone Lines (1909)
Each musical subscriber is supplied with a special directory giving names and numbers of records, and the call number of the music department.
As a matter of fact, the music, as reproduced over telephone lines by means of the Tel-musici apparatus, possesses a sweetness and an almost-human quality not hitherto to be found in any kind of mechanical music.
It is reported that the Tel-musici Company is preparing for thorough campaign to introduce its system among the telephone companies of the United States and that it will very soon establish a Chicago agency to co-operate with its Eastern offices in the placing of its musical and other apparatus properly before the public.
earlyradiohistory.us /1909musi.htm   (888 words)

 About Early American Music
Colonial music was not so much music written in America before the Revolution as it was music that was brought here and helped define the people who were to make a new country.
Music was also critical to the favorite pastime of the colonists—dancing.
The other type of music was often referred to as "field music." This consisted of the fifers and drummers who played during the march, during battles, and for the various camp duty calls which regulated soldiers' lives.
www.colonialmusic.org /Resource/DHessay.htm   (1102 words)

 WWW Virtual Library Labour History: United States
Bracero History Project An attempt being coordinated by the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University, and the Institute of Oral History at the University of Texas at El Paso to collect, document, exhibit, and share a history of the bracero migrant workers from Mexico.
Chronology on the History of Slavery and Racism at the Holt House (Washington, DC).
History of the Farmer-Labor Movement Text of a thesis by Thomas Gerald O'Connell on Toward the Cooperative Commonwealth: an introductory history of the farmer-labor movement in Minnesota (1917-1948) (1979).
www.iisg.nl /~w3vl/unitedstates.html   (5161 words)

 CSU Libraries: United States of America (History)
That said, there is a growing amount of useful research material, including primary resources, on the Web and through proprietary (a library purchases them) databases; a number of these are linked to here.
Lynn Nelson, Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Kansas.
America: History and Life is a useful index for identifying articles and books to do with U.S. history.
www.library.colostate.edu /research/history/amhist.html   (1033 words)

 ThinkQuest : Library : United States
The United States is a nation of immigrants, and the entry of millions of those immigrants over time is the story told at this web site.
The United States is a nation of immigrants.
The website has a history section and gives the reader a glimpse of some of the many places that may be visited in the marvelous city.
www.thinkquest.org /library/cat_show.html?cat_id=52   (6101 words)

 United States History
Jamestown Rediscovery - History of the colony at Jamestown which was established in 1607.
History of the Constitution - Short history of the writing of the constitution.
The Erie Canal: A Brief History - Opened in 1825 in New York, this canal was important to the growth of the young United States.
www.sldirectory.com /studf/research3.html   (1778 words)

 U.S. History Timeline — Infoplease.com
History strategy instruction: problem-solution-effect analysis, timeline, and vocabulary instruction.
Anna at 35 years: history of nephrology and the American Nephrology Nurses' Association: a timeline.
Timeline of casting technology: with a history set in motion before the dawn of man, metalcasting was the very cornerstone of humankind's......
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0902416.html   (155 words)

 Internet Modern History Sourcebook: Multimedia and History
One of the features of the 19th century was the effort by elite ("classical") composers to research and use the traditional music of their "nations".
Repeatedly musicians and entertainers in these complex new milieus have created new types of music - music which draws upon the old muscial language of the regions of origin, but fuses with urban and "pop" traditions, in order to address the new issues.
Such musical innovation and fusion has not happened with every case of migration to urban areas, but it sufficiently common that it ought, perhaps, receive more scholarly attention than it has.
www.fordham.edu /halsall/mod/modmusic.html   (1069 words)

 United States Labor and Industrial History Audio Archive
Nathan Spero was the Research Director for the United Electrical Workers Union (UE) for thirty-nine years, from 1944 until 1983.
Audience comments and questions were also recorded, although the sound quality of the recording of that portion of the workshop is not very good.(October 4, 1996).
Darcy was the California District Organizer for the Communist Party in the early 1930s and was heavily involved in leading the efforts to organize California farmworkers.
www.albany.edu /history/LaborAudio   (1143 words)

 Smithsonian: American History and Culture
Evoking the history of the nation's highest office and the individuals who have occupied it
Journey though the history of the United States to learn how transportation changed American lives and landscapes
History of science, technology, society and culture in America
www.si.edu /history_and_culture/american   (272 words)

 Digitized Primary American History Sources
In 1947 (beginning with the volumes for 1932) the title Foreign Relations of the United States: Diplomatic Papers was adopted.
MOA is "a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction." Both books and periodicals have been digitized by the two contributing libraries: University of Michigan and Cornell University.
United States Historical Census Data Browser -Originated by the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), Ann Arbor, Michigan.
www.library.uni.edu /instruction/digitalhistory.shtml   (3450 words)

 U.S. History
History of the United States from Mississippi State University
How to students can use oral histories, form their own, are included.
The 50 States of the United States - Take an indepth look at the capitals and demographics of each state.
education.indiana.edu /~socialst/us.history.html   (549 words)

 Social Studies Curriculum Standards
In United States History, students study the history of the United States Reconstruction to the present.
4.2 Understand the political issues and problems that affected the United States during the last half of the nineteenth century.
identify patterns of immigration and the causal factors that led to immigration to the United States of America (i.e., crop famines, California gold rush, European social and political unrest, religious freedom).
www.state.tn.us /education/ci/cigateendofcourse/cieocssushist.htm   (2970 words)

 United States Early Radio History
It also resulted in numerous competing experimenters and companies throughout the industrialized world, including a number of important figures in the United States, led by Reginald Fessenden and Lee DeForest.
Until late 1912 there was no licencing or regulation of radio transmitters in the United States, so amateurs -- known informally as "hams" -- were free to set up stations wherever they wished.
But with the adoption of licencing, amateur operators faced a crisis, as most were now restricted to transmitting on a wavelength of 200 meters (1500 kilohertz), which had a limited sending range.
earlyradiohistory.us   (1641 words)

 MusicUnited.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Every illicit music recording your child downloads from the network is a violation of copyright law, and every illicit copy made from his computer hard drive is a violation of U.S. law, even if the person making the copy is in Timbuktu.
MENC: The National Association for Music Education with support from the ASCAP Foundation has developed a school curriculum that teaches students at all levels about the creative community and copyright.
Pro Music is an international website that supports legitimate online services and provides information about copyright laws as well as artists speaking out about piracy.
musicunited.org /10_education.html   (553 words)

 Best of History Web Sites: United States History (U.S., American)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
A production of the American Social History Project/Center of Media and Learning, City of University New York, and the Center for History and New Media, George Mason University, History Matters is a wonderful online resource for history teachers and students.
The Center for History and New Media''s resources include a list of "best" web sites, links to syllabi and lesson plans, essays on history and new media, a link to their excellent History Matters web site for U.S. History, and more.
This impressive site from Steven Mintz at the University of Houston includes an up-to-date U.S. history textbook; annotated primary sources on United States, Mexican American, and Native American history, and slavery; and succinct essays on the history of ethnicity and immigration, film, private life, and science and technology.
www.besthistorysites.net /USHistory.shtml   (864 words)

 American Labour History
Welcome to Labor History in the United States.
The story of America's workers, and the industries they labored in, mirrors the story of the nation.
The final part of a four-part series about the past presidents of the United Mine Workers of America.
www.suite101.com /welcome.cfm/labor_history   (288 words)

 United States History
Poverty in the United States: 1996 (U.S. Census Bureau)
Oral History and Folklore of the Miami Valley, Ohio (Miami University)
Darrell Reeck, "The Spirit of the Amistad in the United Methodist Church,"
www.tntech.edu /history/usa.html   (7499 words)

 People's History of the United States - Howard Zinn - Music Reviews
The 1995 lecture at Reed College that comprises this two-CD set is not an abridged reading of Zinn's popular book of the same title.
It's also an accessible -- and, at times, humorous -- introduction to an underappreciated liberal thinker who refuses to agree with U.S. history as it is typically mandated.
Whether discussing the causes of war, labor unions, class struggles, or the teaching of history as an academic profession, Zinn's is a voice of reasoned, intelligent dissent.
www.mp3.com /albums/334683/reviews.html   (305 words)

 History Happens
History Happens is a collection of music videos about characters from American history.
Our goal is to inform and inspire young people that an individual can make a difference--as evidenced by the many acts of courage, endurance and passion that make up the American story.
These music videos can be used as a platform for all kinds of innovative, multi-disciplinary, project-based teaching/learning experiences.
www.ushistory.com   (96 words)

 History - Kids.gov   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
From designs of famous architects to the history of the Wizard of Oz, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Using your noggin and a special spyglass tool, you’ll uncover hidden layers of the painting and learn fascinating facts about the portrait along the way, from the National Gallery of Art.
This PBS site has a timeline covering the history of American concert song as well as information on the writers, composers, artists, and movements that left their mark.
www.kids.gov /k_history.htm   (1330 words)

 WWW-VL: History: United States History: 1930-1939 | 1930s history; 30's, Great Depression, Dust Bowl, FDR, Roosevelt, ...
A Cultural History of the United States 1930-1939
Voices from the Thirties: Life Histories from the Federal Writers' Project
RETURN TO WWW-VL History was established as HNSource (Kansas History Gateway) on 6 March 1993.
vlib.iue.it /history/USA/ERAS/20TH/1930s.html   (825 words)

 CyberSleuthKids; History of the United States
United States Ratification of the Geneva Convention 1882
American and British History Resources on the Internet.
An award-winning online anthology that combines essays, primary texts and graphics to introduce the first organizations formed to oppose U.S. territorial and economic imperialism and make available some of the otherwise hard-to-find documents they produced.
cybersleuth-kids.com /sleuth/History/US_History/index3.htm   (150 words)

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