Monday, March 14, 2011

Race and Religion in Revolutionary America: Music and other Clips from 3/14

Our intended guest who will join us next week instead:
where he's from:

These are the pieces we will examine in class today:

1776 - I played the DVD, but you can see excerpts at such as

Randy Newman's Sail Away


Orchestra New England performs a stirring rendition of Chester, the first American national anthem. William Billings first wrote this in 1770.


Field trip to the Library of Congress: (click on images to enlarge)

Religion and the Founding

African American Sites in the Digital Collection

Colonial Williamsburg African American Experience Program

Interactive Role playing Game:

Video link:

Slave Work Songs: Electronic Field Trip

Reenactors consider our topic:

HBO’s John Adams – Slaves Building the White House 3:28

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