Article ID: CBB001451979

“Join with Heart and Soul and Voice”: Music, Harmony, and Politics in the Early American Republic (2014)


Wood, Kirsten E. (Author)

American Historical Review
Volume: 119, no. 4
Issue: 4
Pages: 1083-1116

The article discusses the use of music and the invocation of the concept of harmony in politics and political campaigns in order to promote national unity during the early U.S. republic. It examines harmony as a theme of public festivals and holidays, the significance that early U.S. political leaders attached to music in national unity, and the concept of what was known as the music of the spheres. It also discusses rhetoric concerning harmony from U.S. political figures such as U.S. presidents Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and John Adams.

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