Bowling Green, Ohio : Bowling Green University Popular Press, c1980.
273 p. : ill., facsims., music ; 24 cm.
Bibliography: p. 202-207.
Popular parlor songs were the main form of secular musical entertainment in the early years of the United States. Tawa analyzes period sources to reveal much about this music that is little-known today: what songs were popular, their authors and audiences, their themes, and their performance settings. (source: Nielsen Book Data)