Jackson, George Pullen

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Jackson, George Pullen

Jackson, George Pullen, American folklorist; b. Monson, Maine, Aug. 20, 1874; d. Nashville, Term., Jan. 19, 1953. He studied philology in Dresden and at the Univ. of Chicago (Ph.B., 1904; Ph.D., 1911). He was a teacher of German at Vanderbilt Univ. (191&-43), founder of the Tenn. State Sacred Harp Singing Assn., and president of the Term. Folklore Soc. (1942).


The Rhythmic Form of the German Folk Songs (1917); White Spirituals in the Southern Uplands (1933); Spiritual Folksongs of Early America (1937; 3rd ed., 1965); Down-East Spirituals (1943; 2nd ed.,1953); White and Negro Spirituals (1943); Story of the Sacred Harp (1944); Another Sheaf of White Spirituals (1952).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

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