American Popular Music
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Part I Tin Pan Alley and the Theater

Chapter 1 Tin Pan Alley and American Popular Song

Chapter 2 American Musical Theater

Part II The African-American Tradition

Chapter 3 African Origins and Acculturation in the New World

Chapter 4 Early Commercialization of African-American Music

Chapter 5 American Blues Traditions

Chapter 6 Jazz in New Orleans and Chicago

Chapter 7 Jazz Pioneers in Chicago

Chapter 8 Big Bands and the Swing Years

Chapter 9 Popular Styles in Jazz Since the Swing Era

Part III Country Music and the Anglo-American Tradition

Chapter 10 The Folk Origins of Country Music

Chapter 11 Early Commercialization of Country Music

Chapter 12 Country Meets Western

Chapter 13 Nashville Becomes Music City, U.S.A.

Chapter 14 From Bluegrass to Young Country

Part IV Rock and the Gathering of America’s Music

Chapter 15 The Origins and Development of Early Rock

Chapter 16 Fifties Pop and Folk Rock

Chapter 17 The British Invasion

Chapter 18 Psychedelic Rock and Roots Revivalists

Chapter 19 Gospel, Soul, and Motown

Chapter 20 From Progressive Rock to Reggae in the Seventies

Chapter 21 Hard and Soft Rock in the Seventies

Chapter 22 New Heights and High Tech in the Eighties

Chapter 23 Many Sounds From Many Places in the Nineties

Chapter 24 Music in a New Millenium