Ragtime Music

Ragtime Music: Selected full-text books and articles

King of Ragtime: Scott Joplin and His Era By Edward A. Berlin Oxford University Press, 1994
Irving Berlin and Ragtime America By Ian Whitcomb Limelight Editions, 1988
The History of Jazz By Ted Gioia Oxford University Press, 1997
Librarian's tip: "Scott Joplin and Ragtime" begins on p. 20
Scott Joplin By James Haskins; Kathleen Benson Doubleday, 1978
The Piano in America, 1890-1940 By Craig H. Roell University of North Carolina Press, 1989
Librarian's tip: "The Contagion of Ragtime" begins on p. 32
Tin Pan Alley: A Chronicle of the American Popular Music Racket By Isaac Goldberg John Day, 1930
Librarian's tip: Chap. 6 "The Rise of Tin Pan Alley: Ragtime"
Origins of the Popular Style: The Antecedents of Twentieth-Century Popular Music By Peter Van der Merwe Clarendon Press, 1992
Librarian's tip: Part Four "Parlour Music and Ragtime"
American Popular Music and Its Business: The First Four Hundred Years, from 1790-1909 By Russell Sanjek Oxford University Press, vol.2, 1988
Librarian's tip: "Classic Ragtime, Its First Rise and Fall" begins on p. 297
America's Musical Pulse: Popular Music in Twentieth-Century Society By Kenneth J. Bindas Praeger, 1992
Librarian's tip: Chap. 7 "Emerging from America's Underside: The Black Musician from Ragtime to Jazz" and Chap. 24 "The Ragtime Controversy"
A Pilgrimage in America: Leading to the Discovery of the Sources of the Mississippi and Bloody River; with a Description of the Whole Course of the Former and of the Ohio By J. C. Beltrami Quadrangle Books, 1962
Librarian's tip: "Tearing a Passion to Ragtime" begins on p. 67
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Yankee Blues: Musical Culture and American Identity By MacDonald Smith Moore Indiana University Press, 1985
Librarian's tip: "Ragged Prelude" begins on p. 74
The Music Lover's Handbook By Elie Siegmeister William Morrow, 1943
Librarian's tip: Discussion of ragtime music begins on p. 691
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