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American Revolutionary and Wartime Music

Lecture no. 2 from the course: America's Musical Heritage

American Revolutionary and Wartime Music

Taught by Professor Anthony Seeger | 24 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Music & Fine Art Courses

American music has shaped the meaning of war, making it a more shared experience. Take a closer listen to music from the Revolutionary War (“The President’s March”) and the Civil War (“I’m Going Home to Dixie”), as well as anti-war songs including “I Didn’t Raise My Boy to Be a Soldier.”