Anthem: Social Movements and the Sound of Solidarity in the African Diaspora (2014)

Shana L. Redmond


Shana Redmond excavates the sonic histories of the African diaspora through a genre emblematic of Black solidarity and citizenship: anthems. An interdisciplinary cultural history, Anthem reveals how this “sound franchise” contributed to the growth and mobilization of the modern, Black citizen. Providing new political frames and aesthetic articulations for protest organizations and activist-musicians, Redmond reveals the anthem as a crucial musical form following World War I.


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