Colonial America, Race, and the Origins of Country Music

Professor Cotten Seiler talked about the emerging definitions of whiteness and blackness in Colonial America and how it impacted the… read more

Professor Cotten Seiler talked about the emerging definitions of whiteness and blackness in Colonial America and how it impacted the origins of country music. He described how 17th century laws elevated poor whites above slaves and free blacks, which helped these white frontiersmen form a separate group identity. Some of the traditions of this group and their folk ballads became the basis of country music. close

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Colonial America, Race, and the Origins of Country Music

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Program ID:
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Public Affairs Event
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Speech
Location:
Carlisle, Pennsylvania, United States
First Aired:
Dec 24, 2016 | 8:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Oct 11, 2018 | 5:27am EDT | C-SPAN 3

Airing Details

  • Dec 24, 2016 | 8:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 25, 2016 | 12:02am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 01, 2017 | 11:15am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • May 31, 2017 | 10:16pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 01, 2017 | 1:40am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 01, 2017 | 5:05am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 01, 2017 | 8:29am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 11, 2018 | 12:08am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 11, 2018 | 5:27am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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