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Star-spangled banner

the unlikely story of America's national anthem

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302 pages

"In September, 2014, Baltimore and the United States will mark the bicentennial of the event that inspired "The Star-Spangled Banner." But Francis Scott Key's poem, set to a British drinking song, has not always been our anthem, nor even especially popular. Aiming at a broad readership, Ferris examines the history of the song through the generations that followed the War of 1812, the kinds of Americans who rallied behind the song, and the successful lobbying effort that in 1933 convinced Congress to adopt the music and four stanzas as our official national anthem. Since then many citizens have called for its replacement with something less warlike; people quarrel over its apparent militarism and also difficulty level. Politically, Ferris finds, the song has an interesting and somewhat tortured story. Are we the only nation on earth with a controversial national anthem?"--Provided by publisher.

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"In September, 2014, Baltimore and the United States will mark the bicentennial of the event that inspired "The Star-Spangled Banner." But Francis Scott Key's poem, set to a British drinking song, has not always been our anthem, nor even especially popular. Aiming at a broad readership, Ferris examines the history of the song through the generations that followed the War of 1812, the kinds of Americans who rallied behind the song, and the successful lobbying effort that in 1933 convinced Congress to adopt the music and four stanzas as our official national anthem. Since then many citizens have called for its replacement with something less warlike; people quarrel over its apparent militarism and also difficulty level. Politically, Ferris finds, the song has an interesting and somewhat tortured story. Are we the only nation on earth with a controversial national anthem?"--Provided by publisher.

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"In September, 2014, Baltimore and the United States will mark the bicentennial of the event that inspired "The Star-Spangled Banner." But Francis Scott Key's poem, set to a British drinking song, has not always been our anthem, nor even especially popular. Aiming at a broad readership, Ferris examines the history of the song through the generations that followed the War of 1812, the kinds of Americans who rallied behind the song, and the successful lobbying effort that in 1933 convinced Congress to adopt the music and four stanzas as our official national anthem. Since then many citizens have called for its replacement with something less warlike; people quarrel over its apparent militarism and also difficulty level. Politically, Ferris finds, the song has an interesting and somewhat tortured story. Are we the only nation on earth with a controversial national anthem?"--Provided by publisher.

Table of Contents

Anthem before a nation, 1814-1860
American dischord, 1860-1865
Striving to reunify, 1865-1900
Duties and customs, 1880-1910
Stars and stripes forever, 1890-1920
Marching under the banner, 1898-1931
Trials and triumphs, 1931-1954
Star-spangled consensus, 1954-1963
Postmodern patriotism, 1964-2014.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Other Titles
Story of America's national anthem

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
784.7/1973
Library of Congress
ML3561.S8 F47 2014

The Physical Object

Pagination
x, 302 pages, 11 unnumbered pages of plates
Number of pages
302

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL27168156M
ISBN 10
1421415186
ISBN 13
9781421415185
LC Control Number
2014002572
OCLC/WorldCat
879370575

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