Error title
Some error text about your books and stuff.
Close
  • ISBN: 9780252022463
  • ISBN10: 0252022467

Twas Only an Irishman's Dream The Image of Ireland and the Irish in American Popular Song Lyrics, 1800-1920

by William H. A. Williams

  • List Price: $44.95
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Univ of Illinois Pr
  • Publish date: 10/01/1996
used Add to Cart $32.91
You save: 27%
Marketplace Item
Description
The image of the Irish in the United States changed drastically over time, from that of hard-drinking, rioting Paddies to genial, patriotic working-class citizens. In 'Twas Only an Irishman's Dream, William H. A. Williams traces the change in this image through more than seven hundred pieces of sheet music - popular songs from the stage and for the parlor - to show how Americans' opinions of Ireland and the Irish went practically from one extreme to the other. Because sheet music was a commercial item it had to be acceptable to the broadest possible song-buying public. "Negotiations" about their image involved Irish songwriters, performers, and pressured groups, on the one hand, and non-Irish writers, publishers, and audiences, on the other. Williams ties the contents of song lyrics to the history of the Irish diaspora, suggesting how ethnic stereotypes are created and how they evolve within commercial popular culture.
Expand description
Seller Condition Comments Price  
Ergodebooks

Location: Richmond, TX
Ask seller a question
Good
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.
$32.91
Tiber Books

Location: Cockeysville, MD
Like New
Shipping Icon
8vo, hardcover. No dj. Fine condition. Contents bright, crisp & clean,
[...]
$34.87