Afro-American Folk Songs: A Study in Racial and National Music
This important work crystallized the idea that the songs of American blacks were folk songs--more precisely, that they were American folk songs--and that they contain certain phrases which were transplanted from Africa. The author develops his analysis in chapters devoted to the modes, harmony, variations, rhythms, and structural features of the songs. It presents, in concise form, one of the major influences on the origin of African-American folk songs.
198 pp., paperback, 1914, 1996, ISBN 080631429X