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dc.contributor.advisorTyrrell, Sarah, advisoreng
dc.contributor.authorGriffeath, Kristineng
dc.date.issued2011-08-26eng
dc.date.submitted2011 Summereng
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page, viewed on August 26, 2011eng
dc.descriptionThesis advisor: Sarah Tyrrelleng
dc.descriptionVitaeng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (p. 126-135)eng
dc.descriptionThesis (M.M.)--Conservatory of Music and Dance. University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2011eng
dc.description.abstractDuring World War I the U.S. Committee on Public Information (CPI) sponsored a national culture of war in posters, speeches, and films. Against this war-soaked cultural backdrop, the sheet music industry echoed the pervasive messages of the CPI, often using images of women to appeal to the American people. Connections between sheet music and CPI poster themes reflect the cultural dominance of war messages, and themes from various CPI-sponsored materials recur as motifs in the era's sheet music. The sheet music covers, lyrics, and musical cues reinforced prototypical roles for women during the war (from angelic nurses to flirtatious tomboy recruits) as established in the poster art, revealing a gendered cultural code. By purchasing sheet music and carrying it into their homes, American citizens literally bought into the war propaganda, heeding the siren call of the female imagery in CPI advertising to invest materially and emotionally in the war effort. Analysis of cover art, titles, lyrics, and musical examples highlights the use of archetypal images of women from poster and advertising traditions, suggesting that the sheet music industry was an unofficial partner of the CPI.eng
dc.description.tableofcontentsIntroduction -- Motherhood and war -- Sister Susie sews at home -- The girls they left behind -- Angels and madonnas -- Red Cross girlies and Salvation lassies -- The American girl vs. the French fling -- Columbia, the Amazon warrior --Joan of Arc -- Conclusioneng
dc.format.extentviii, 136 pageseng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/11459eng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Kansas Cityeng
dc.subject.lcshWorld War, 1914-1918 -- Music title pageseng
dc.subject.lcshWorld War, 1914-1918 -- Propagandaeng
dc.subject.lcshWorld War, 1914-1918 -- Songs and musiceng
dc.subject.lcshUnited States. Committee on Public Informationeng
dc.subject.lcshWorld War, 1914-1918 -- Womeneng
dc.subject.otherThesis -- University of Missouri--Kansas City -- Musiceng
dc.titleWar sirens: how the sheet music industry sold World War Ieng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineMusic (UMKC)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Kansas Cityeng
thesis.degree.levelMasterseng
thesis.degree.nameM.M.eng


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