Conjuring freedom: music and masculinity in the Civil War's "Gospel Army"

TitleConjuring freedom: music and masculinity in the Civil War's "Gospel Army"
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsJabir, Johari
Number of Pages181
PublisherThe Ohio State University Press
CityColumbus
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Conjuring Freedom: Music and Masculinity in the Civil War's "Gospel Army" analyzes the songs of the 1st South Carolina Volunteers, a regiment of Black soldiers who met nightly in the performance of the ring shout. In this study, acknowledging the importance of conjure as a religious, political, and epistemological practice, Johari Jabir demonstrates how the musical performance allowed troop members to embody new identities in relation to national citizenship, militarism, and masculinity in more inclusive ways. 

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