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Abel, E. Lawrence. Singing the New Nation: How Music Shaped the Confederacy, 1861-1865. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2000.
Annotation / Notes: An in-depth look at every aspect of music during the Civil War, as it pertains to the southern cause. Although not focused on any particular state, there are important Maryland connections, for example the background and impact of "Maryland, My Maryland!" Cultural and political context are this author's strong suits, as he describes band music, songs of the common soldiers, parlor music of the day, and theatrical offerings.
Bernard, Kenneth A. "Lincoln and the Music of the Civil War." Lincoln Herald 66 (1964): 115-134.
Jones, James Nathan. Alfred Jack Thomas (1884-1962) Musician, Composer, Educator. M.A. thesis, Morgan State University, 1978.
Annotation / Notes: Through Army records, the pages of the Afro American, and interviews with musicians who worked and studied with Alfred Jack Thomas, Jones brings to life the world of the classically trained African-American musician during segregation. One of the first Black bandmasters in the U.S. Army, composer, and conductor (the first Black conductor to lead the all-white Baltimore Symphony Orchestra) A. Jack Thomas was a major force in Maryland's African-American musical community from World War I until his retirement in 1955. Thomas, an outstanding athlete who attended college on a boxing scholarship, rode with the 10th U.S. Cavalry in the American West and served under General John J. Pershing during his campaign to put down the revolutionary forces under Pancho Villa. In 1921 Thomas fought to establish the first Black municipal band in Baltimore and became its conductor. He chaired the Music Department at Morgan College and was a member of the faculty of Howard University.
Miller, Fred S. "The Navy Plays On." Annapolis 7 (July 1993): 13-14.
Suid, Lawrence. "Hollywood Comes to Annapolis." Naval History 9 (October 1995): 40-45.
White, Roger. "The Stars Wore Stripes: GIs Entertaining GIs at Fort George G. Meade and Overseas, 1941-1945." Anne Arundel County History Notes 21 (April 1990): 1-2, 9-15.
White, Roger. "The Stars Wore Stripes: GIs Entertaining GIs at Fort George G. Meade and Overseas, 1941-1945-Part II-Training Special Service Enlisted Men." Anne Arundel County History Notes 21 (July 1990): 3-4, 9.
White, Roger. "The Stars Wore Stripes: GIs Entertaining GIs at Fort George G. Meade and Overseas, 1941-1945-Part III-Directing the Special Service Training Programs." Anne Arundel County History Notes 22 (October 1990): 5-6, 10-13.
White, Roger. "The Stars Wore Stripes: GIs Entertaining GIs at Fort George G. Meade and Overseas, 1941-1945. Part IV: Performances by Servicemen and Women in Fort Meade and American Cities." Anne Arundel County History Notes 22 (July 1991): 5-6, 12-15.
White, Roger. "The Stars Wore Stripes: GIs Entertaining GIs at Fort George G. Meade and Overseas, 1941-1945-Part V: GI Variety Shows and Celebrities in Uniform." Anne Arundel County History Notes 26 (April 1995): 5, 17-19.
White, Roger. "The Stars Wore Stripes: GIs Entertaining GIs at Fort George G. Meade and Overseas, 1941-1945-Part VI: Bringing USO Shows and Celebrity Entertainers to Fort Meade." Anne Arundel County History Notes 28 (October 1996): 1-2, 10-11.
Abel, E. Lawrence. Singing in the New Nation: How Music Shaped the Confederacy, 1861-1865. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2000.
Haile, Elmer R., and Ameila K. Haile. "The Hersey Family's War for the Union." History Trails, 17 (Summer 1983): 13-16; 18 (Autumn 1983): 1-2.
Graham, David K. "'She Spurns the Northern Scum': Maryland's Civil War Loyalty in Mass Culture and Memory." Maryland Historical Magazine, 109 (Spring 2014): 34-50.