American Sheet Music: ca. 1820-1860
Music for the Nation -- Selected Bibliography

Anderson, Gillian B. "Putting the Experience of the World at the Nation's Command: Music at the Library of Congress, 1800-1917." Journal of the American Musicological Society 42, no. 1 (Spring 1989): 108-49.

Austin, William W."Susanna," "Jeanie," and "The Old Folks at Home": The Songs of Stephen Foster from His Time to Ours. Rev. ed. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1987.

Charosh, Paul. "Studying Nineteenth Century Popular Song." American Music 15: 4 (Winter 1997): 459-92.

Dennison, Sam. Scandalize My Name: Black Imagery in American Popular Music. New York: Garland, 1982.

Emerson, Ken. Doo-dah! Stephen Foster and the Rise of American Popular Culture. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1997.

Finson, Jon. The Voices That Are Gone: Themes in Nineteenth-Century American Popular Song. New York: Oxford University Press, 1994.

Hamm, Charles. Yesterdays: Popular Song in America. New York: Norton, 1979.

Hitchcock, H. Wiley, and Stanley Sadie, eds. The New Grove Dictionary of American Music. New York: Grove's Dictionaries of Music, 1986.

Lawrence, Vera Brodsky. Strong on Music: The New York Music Scene in the Days of George Templeton Strong. 3 vols. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1995-1999.

Mathews, William Smythe Babcock, ed. A Hundred Years of Music in America: an Account of Musical Effort in America during the Past Century... Chicago, G.L. Howe, 1889. [Reprint: New York, AMS Press, 1970.]

Root, George F. The Story of a Musical Life: An Autobiography. Cincinnati: John Church, 1891.

Sanjek, Russell. American Popular Music and Its Business: The First Four Hundred Years. Vol. II: from 1790 to 1909. New York: Oxford University Press, 1988.

Spaeth, Sigmund. A History of Popular Music in America. New York: Random House, 1948.

Starr, S. Frederick. Louis Moreau Gottschalk. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2000.

Upton, William Treat. Art-Song in America. Boston: Oliver Ditson, 1930.

Williams, William H. A. 'Twas Only an Irishman's Dream: The Image of Ireland and the Irish in American Popular Song Lyrics, 1800-1920. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1996.

American Sheet Music: ca. 1820-1860