Sacred Harp Singing and American Pluralism
Paperback 272 pages.
A compelling account of contemporary Sacred Harp singing, Traveling Home
describes how this vibrant musical tradition brings together Americans of widely divergent religious and political beliefs. Named after the most popular of the nineteenth-century shape-note tunebooks--which employed an innovative notation system to teach singers to read music--Sacred Harp singing has been part of rural Southern life for more than 150 years.