Well over a century before the “protest singers” and rock music of the 1960s, one rural New Hampshire family became internationally famous for their potent blend of politics, harmony, and courage. Discover the story behind the anti-slavery songs of Milford’s Hutchinson Family Singers…
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Color portrait of the Hutchinson Family Singers of Milford, NH:
[ Judson | Abby | John | Asa ]
Asa is holding his touring journal (see Cockrell’s “Excelsior” >>).
Drawn after the 1843 lithograph cover to “The Old Granite State”:
John’s 1896 memoir, “Story of the Hutchinsons” VOLUME 1 >> | VOLUME 2 >> = John’s late collection of autobiographical stories & reminiscences…
- Singing for Freedom (Gac, 2007) = Cultural history of the Hutchinson Family Singers & their world.
- Excelsior: Journals of the Hutchinson Family Singers, 1842-1846 (Cockrell, 1989) = Dale Cockrell’s excellent annotated edition of the Singers’ own accounts.
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