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CHAPTER VIII.
Sea-songs — Charles Dibdin, the Sailor - poet — Sailor Music of America — " The Constitution and Guerrilre" or "Hull's Victory" — A Song of Samoa—"Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean" — Naval Songs of the Civil War .... 207
CHAPTER IX.
Songs of the Civil War — Additions to " The Star-spangled Banner" — The Confederate Flag — " Dixie," and Its Northern Origin — Plagiarisms of War Music—War-song Composers of the North—Prize Offered for a National Hymn — "John Brown's Body"—Julia Ward Howe's Verses — Power of Home-music during the War — Prohibition of Tunes.....241
CHAPTER X.
Folk-songs — These Also a Branch of National Music — Character of Nations as Reflected in Their Folk-songs — Characteristics of American Folk-songs — Southern Plantation Music — John Howard Paine and " Home, Sweet Home" — Stephen C. Foster —"Old Folks at Home" — Other American Melodies — Music of American Indians.........261
CHAPTER XI.
Progress of Choral Music — Lowell Mason — The Handel and Haydn Society—Other American
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