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Accordion Revolution: Table of Contents

December 5, 2019

Accordion Revolution: A People’s History of the Accordion in North America from the Industrial Revolution to Rock and Roll

Viola Turpeinen: the Finnish American Accordion Princess (chap 5)

Part I: The Dawn of the Accordion Revolution

Chapter 1: The Accordion Conquers the World
Chapter 2: The Accordion’s Family Tree
Chapter 3: Blackface Minstrelsy: Roots in Racism

Part II The Golden Age

Chapter 4: Vaudeville and the Dawn of the Golden Age
Chapter 5: Polka and “Ethnic” Music
Chapter 6: Jazzing the Accordion
Chapter 7: The Closing Acts of the Golden Age

Part III Roots Music: An Outsider’s Canon

Chapter 8: Acordeón: Mexican and American Roots
Chapter 9: Creoles, Cajuns, and Zydeco: French Music in the American South
Chapter 10: Irish and Scottish Accordion: Immigration, Transition and Tradition
Chapter 11: Canadian Accordion: Northern Traditions
Chapter 12: Klezmer: a Restoration with Accordion

Part IV: American Wheeze: A Pre-History of Rock

Vintage Advertisement photo from book: of clean-cut looking dude playing Cordovox Electronic Organ Accordion, surrounded by 1960's hipsters with trendy clothes. Text: "They laughed when I sat down to play the accordion."

Chapter 13: African Americans Played Accordion Before They Played the Blues
Chapter 14: Country & Western: Cowboys and Squeezeboxes
Chapter 15: The Folk Revival: The Accordion Betrayed

Part V: Accordion Exile: The Rise of Rock

Chapter 16: Rockin’ the Accordion
Chapter 17: The Accordion Exodus

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