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DANIEL DECATUR EMMETT (1815-1904)

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Originally appearing in Volume V09, Page 343 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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DANIEL DECATUR EMMETT (1815-1904), American song-writer, was borh at Mount Vernon, Ohio. He started the " negro minstrel " performances, which from 1842 onwards became so popular in America and England, and he composed a number of songs which had a great temporary vogue. He is remembered particularly as the writer of the famous Southern war-song " Dixie," which he composed in 1859.
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