We are excited to announce the third issue of American Music, Volume 38.

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American Music Vol. 38, no. 3 (Fall 2020)


“Remember those beautiful songs”: Preserving Antebellum Cultural Practices through Music Collection during the Civil War
Candace Bailey

Ferruccio Busoni, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and the Impact of Anti-Germanismus around World War I
Erinn E. Knyt

Making Messiah Swedish: Localities of Music and Identity in Ethno-Tourist America
Benjamin Teitelbaum

“Make it Funky”: Funk, Live Performance, and the Concept “Genre Works”
Matthew Valnes


Experimentalisms in Practice: Music Perspectives from Latin America, edited by Ana R. Alonso-Minutti, Eduardo Herrera, and Alejandro L. Madrid
David F. Garcia

The Sound of a Superpower: Musical Americanism and the Cold War, by Emily Abrams Ansari
Victoria Aschheim

Hollywood Harmony: Musical Wonder and the Sound of Cinema, by Frank Lehman
Nathan Fleshner

Sounds of Crossing: Music, Migration, and the Aural Poetics of Huapango Arribeño, by Alex E. Chávez
León F. García Corona 

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