Negro Slave Songs in the United States. [First Edition]

Encouragement to Escape Bondage and Enslavement

First Edition, and a very pleasing copy, of Fisher’s study of the haunting melodies and swinging rhythms of African American slave songs and spirituals of the antebellum South. Fisher explores the connection between these songs and their usage in the passing of oral tradition and history from one individual to the next, from one generation to the next; songs to encourage slaves to escape from their enslavement. This title won Fisher won the American Historical Association prize for the best book of 1953. Extensive footnotes. Bibliography. Index.

Miles Mark Fisher, a black American, was an historian, educator, and the pastor of the White Rock Baptist Church in Durham, North Carolina from 1933 to 1965. 

Description: Negro Slave Songs in the United States. [First Edition]

Ithaca: Cornell University Press, (1953) 223pp. First Edition. Publisher’s cloth. Near fine in a dust jacket in like condition.


Blockson 9775 for a reprint paperback only.

Price: $250.00

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