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Boom's BluesMusic, Journalism, and Friendship in Wartime$
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Wim Verbei

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781496805119

Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2019

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496805119.001.0001

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Satire and Self-Satire

Satire and Self-Satire

(p.280) Chapter IV Satire and Self-Satire
Boom's Blues

J. Frank G. Boom

University Press of Mississippi

One of the first white Americans to discover Negro spirituals1 was Colonel Higginson, who published Army Life in a Black Regiment2 after the Civil War had ended. Moved with compassion and sympathy for the Negro who had just been freed from slavery, he treated his subject with more enthusiasm than scientific accuracy. A typical example is his contention that there “is no parallel instance of an oppressed race thus sustained by a religious sentiment alone.”...

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