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Selected Books in the Allen Library
Tells the story of Black musicians in German-speaking Europe over more than a century, exploring how people reinforced or challenged racial identities in the concert hall.
Frames social justice within social, historical, cultural, and political contexts; grapples with issues of inclusivity and diversity, racism, and other cycles of injustice in music pedagogy; and offers specific examples of social justice in action.
Tells the story of how Blacks have influenced the development, history, and structure of classical music.
Explores the full spectrum of black musics over the past thousand years, situating them in a broader framework of cultural, political, and social histories.
Reveals how black opera unearths suppressed truths that provoke complex reconsideration of racial, gender, sexual, and other oppressive ideologies.
Traces the lives and careers of 40 Black composers and provides perspectives on a world that has been slow to recognize their remarkable contributions to classical music.
Demonstrates why diversification is badly needed and provides practical lesson plans for teaching music theory with music by Black composers.
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