Cover

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pp. 1-1

Title Page, Copyright Page

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pp. 2-3

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Introduction

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pp. 7-29

[Page i]The musical capacity of the negro race has been recognized for so many years that it is hard to explain why no systematic effort has hitherto been made to collect and preserve their melodies. More than thirty years ago those plantation songs made their appearance which were so extraordinarily popular for a while; ...

Contents.

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pp. 30-35

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Directions for Singing

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pp. 36-38

Where all the words are printed with the music, there will probably be little difficulty in reading the songs; but where there are other words printed below the music it will often be a question to which part of the tune these words belong, and how the refrain and the chorus are to be brought in. ...

Part I. South-Eastern Slave States, including South Carolina, Georgia and the Sea Islands

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pp. 39-147

Part II. Northern Seaboard Slave States, including Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina

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pp. 148-174

Part III. Inland Slave States, including Tennessee, Arkansas, and the Mississippi River

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pp. 175-186

Part IV. Gulf States, including Florida and Louisiana: Miscellaneous

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pp. 187-222

Editors' Note.

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pp. 223-224