Books of American Negro Spirituals by James Weldon Johnson
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Books of American Negro Spirituals by James Weldon Johnson

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In two elegant and masterly prefaces, James Weldon Johnson discusses the origin and history of more than 120 of the most significant spirituals known. Favorites like "Swing Low Sweet Chariot," "Deep River," and "Go Down, Moses" are arranged for voice and piano by his brother, J. Rosamond Johnson, and considered within their African tradition.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780306812026
ISBN-10: 0306812029
Format: Paperback
(254mm x 178mm x 21mm)
Pages: 384
Imprint: Da Capo Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 27-Nov-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man by James Weldon Johnson Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man, Paperback (April 2015)

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Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man and Other Writings by James Weldon Johnson Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man and Other Writings, Paperback (March 2013)

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Essential Writings of James Weldon Johnson by James Weldon Johnson Essential Writings of James Weldon Johnson, Paperback (September 2008)

This unique one-volume collection contains writings by one of the 20th century's most gifted and effective African-American intellectual-activists. It includes two short never-before-published plays along with Johnson's complete novel "Autobiography of an Ex-Coloured Man" and much more.

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Author Biography - James Weldon Johnson

James Weldon Johnson (1871--1938) is recognized alongside W.E.B. Du Bois and Booker T. Washington as one of the most respected interpreters of the black experience. Composer J. Rosamond Johnson (1873-1954) was an authority on Negro spirituals.

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