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Contents Preface Chapter 1: Why Gospel Music? Chapter 2: Gospel's African Roots Chapter 3: The Rise of Spirituals in North America Chapter 4: What Spirituals Are, What Spirituals Mean Chapter 5: The American Civil War Chapter 6: Reconstruction, The Jubilee Singers, and Minstrelsy Chapter 7: The Foundations of Gospel: The Black Exodus, Barbershop Quartets, the Pentecostals, and Jack-Leg Preachers Chapter 8: The Fathers of Gospel: William H. Sherwood, Charles A. Tindley, and Thomas A. Dorsey Chapter 9: Chicago and the Rise of Gospel Music Chapter 10: Three Divas: Rosetta Tharpe, Clara Ward, and Mahalia Jackson Chapter 11: The Great Gospel Groups: Five Unforgettable Voices Chapter 12: Gospel on the Freedom Highway Chapter 13: Gospel's Evolution: From Alex Bradford to James Cleveland to Andrae Crouch Chapter 14: The Last Great Male Quartets Chapter 15: Contemporary Gospel: Six Defining Voices Discography Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Gospel music History and criticism