Edward A. Berlin

Ragtime and Scholarship

Links to Specific Writings

A systematic and analytic survey of ragtime music, of society's responses and reactions to the music, and of the literature about ragtime.
A monograph exploring potential areas for research in ragtime.
Click to learn where to purchase my Ragtime Books.

WHERE TO BUY BOOKS

Ragtime: A Musical and Cultural History was in print with University of California Press from 1980 to 2000. The 1984 paperback edition will soon be available in an unaltered, on-demand reprint, an Authors Guild Backinprint.com Edition, published by Open Road; it will also be available as a slightly altered ebook. I also have a few remaining hard cover copies for sale. Email me for information.

Reflections and Research may be ordered from the Hitchcock Institute for Studies in American Music. These are not the original printing, as pictured in the side panels on the previous pages, but larger sized, print-on-demand photocopies.

King of Ragtime: Scott Joplin and His Era, 2nd edition, is available in paperback from the Amazon and other book sellers. Email me for information and options.


Rhapsody Rag (Budd L. Cross, 1911), a "ragging the classics" parody of Franz Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2.

Dances from the 1910s, pictured on the backs of many sheets issued by ragtime publisher Jos. W. Stern.