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This Is My America

Gerald D. Swick | Published: January 27, 2009 at 3:45 pm
An interview with Douglas Hutton, executive producer of This is My America, a 3-CD set that presents a musical history of the United States, from before European settlers arrived to the present day.

Songwriters Talk About This Is My America

History Net staff | Published: January 27, 2009 at 3:38 pm
Comments by songwriters and others involved in creating This Is My America, a 3-CD musical history of America from before European settlers arrived to the present day.

Manchester: Queen of the North

Claire Hopley | Published: May 03, 2007 at 11:31 am
The long history of Manchester, England, includes a dichotomy of music and literature contrasted with horrible working conditions in 19th-century cotton mills that exemplified free trade at its most extreme.

Irving Berlin

Published: July 25, 2006 at 5:24 pm
Irving Berlin was perhaps America's most beloved composers.By Paula Anne Greten

James P. 'Bull' Durham: True Balladeer of the Vietnam War

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:16 pm
Former 'Puff the Magic Dragon' gunship pilot James P. 'Bull' Durham is a true balladeer of the Vietnam War.

'Home, Sweet Home': A Civil War Soldier's Favorite Song

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:13 pm
John Howard Payne's haunting 'Home, Sweet Home' was the Civil War soldier's favorite song.

Leningrad Symphony: A Symphony of War

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:10 pm
During the dark days of the Wehrmacht's long siege of Leningrad, the spirits of the Russian city's citizens and defenders were lifted by a musical masterpiece.

The Music of War

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:09 pm
Ever since Joshua fit the Battle of Jericho, music has served as both a psychological weapon and a way to communicate in battle.

John Hill Hewitt: Dixie's Original One-Man Band

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:06 pm
John Hill Hewitt did it all. He played three instruments. He penned poems and essays, and staged theater productions. And he churned out one hit tune after another.

Harry Macarthy: The Bob Hope of the Confederacy

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:06 pm
He could make tired soldiers laugh, and his 'Bonnie Blue Flag' churned southern audiences into a frenzy. That was why Harry Macarthy was loved from one end of the confederacy to the other.

American History: 1840 U.S. Presidential Campaign

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:00 pm
Modern presidential campaigns are routinely criticized for presenting more style than substance. It's nothing new. Take, for example, the 1840 campaign, which pitted Old Tip against Sweet Sandy Whiskers and was often waged with song.
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