Eileen Southern

Eileen Southern, Professor Emerita of Music and Afro-American Studies at Harvard University, founded and edited the journal The Black Perspective in Music (1973—90). She lives in New York City.

Books by Eileen Southern

  1. Book CoverThe Music of Black Americans: A History

    Third Edition

    A new edition of the classic text on African American music.

  2. Book CoverReadings in Black American Music

    Second Edition

    In this companion volume to The Music of Black Americans, Eileen Southern draws on letters, journals, memoirs, ledgers, books, articles, and even slave advertisements in newspapers to illuminate the story told that historical survey, now in its Third Edition.More