The Resource The ballad of Blind Tom, slave pianist : America's lost musical genius, (ebook)

The ballad of Blind Tom, slave pianist : America's lost musical genius, (ebook)

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The ballad of Blind Tom, slave pianist : America's lost musical genius
Title
The ballad of Blind Tom, slave pianist
Title remainder
America's lost musical genius
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Language
eng
Summary
Born into slavery in Georgia, Tom Wiggins died an international celebrity in New York in 1908. His life was one of the most bizarre and moving episodes in American history. Born blind and autistic-and therefore unable to work with other slaves-Tom was left to his own devices. He was mesmerized by the music of the family's young daughters, and by the time he was four, Tom was playing tunes on the piano. Eventually freed from slavery, "Blind Tom" toured the country and the world, dazzling audiences that included celebrities like Mark Twain and the Queen of England. Considered both a genius and a novelty act, Blind Tom embodied contradictions-a star and a freak, freed from slavery yet still under the control of his white guardian. His life offers a window into the culture of celebrity and racism at the turn of the twentieth century. In this rollicking and heartrending book, O'Connell takes us through the life (and three separate deaths) of Blind Tom Wiggins, restoring to the modern reader this unusual yet quintessentially American life
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Midwest
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O'Connell, Deirdre
Dewey number
786.2092
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Blind Tom
  • Pianists
  • Blind musicians
  • African American musicians
  • Electronic books
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adult
Label
The ballad of Blind Tom, slave pianist : America's lost musical genius, (ebook)
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781468305951
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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MWT12380717
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remote
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MWT12380717
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The ballad of Blind Tom, slave pianist : America's lost musical genius, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781468305951
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12380717
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
MWT12380717
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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