• Title: Natalie Curtis Burlin: A Life in Native and African American Music
  • Released: 2010-05-01
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 430
Review "[Natalie Curtis Burlin] sheds light on early ethnomusicologists' relationships to the social, political, and cultural life around them. . . . Drawing attention to an important, generally neglected figure in American intellectual life, this fine piece of scholarship is written in accessible language."—B. Nettl, Choice
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"This is an impressive effort and an important contribution to the literature on Natalie Curtis Burlin."—Clyde Ellis, Journal of American History
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"Curious general readers and scholars in many fields, including American history, folklore, music, ethnic, and gender studies, will find Michelle Wick Patterson's biography of the complex and pioneering Natalie Curtis well worth reading."—Janet Sturman, Journal of Arizona History
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"Natalie Curtis Burlin is a sound historical biography about an Indianist composer, ethnologist, and reformer-idealist determined to shape American understands of "the West" based on her own imaginings of the region."—T. Chris Aplin, New Mexico Historical Review
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About the Author Michelle Wick Patterson is an assistant professor of history at Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Maryland.

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