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This Is My America

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.
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Songwriters Talk About This Is My America

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.
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Manchester: Queen of the North

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.
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Irving Berlin

Irving Berlin was perhaps America's most beloved composers.

By Paula Anne Greten

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Leningrad Symphony: A Symphony of War

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.
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The Music of War

Ever since Joshua fit the Battle of Jericho, music has served as both a psychological weapon and a way to communicate in battle.
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Harry Macarthy: The Bob Hope of the Confederacy

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.
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American History: 1840 U.S. Presidential Campaign

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.