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Songs reflect the society in which they are written. Peter Medhurst leads us through some of the most popular songs of the late 1800s, giving us a flavour of the sounds Phileas might have experienced during his journey across America.

Top tips: 

A simple Guide to American Music History

Evolution of American's musical revolution

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4 Sep 2021

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