“Composed for a group of overland emigrants, who left Massachusetts, in the spring of 1849.”
Invaluable insights into one of the most famous singing families of the Antebellum era.
Shows how activist performers used music to advance their anti-slavery agenda during a tumultuous political season …
…updates Dan Emmett’s “Jordan is a Hard Road to Travel” for an abolitionist audience.
Stephen A. Douglas (1858): “This Union will not only live forever, but it will extend and expand until it covers the whole continent, and makes this confederacy one grand, ocean-bound Republic…”