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Author Epstein, Lawrence J. (Lawrence Jeffrey)
Title Political folk music in America from its origins to Bob Dylan / Lawrence J. Epstein.
Imprint Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2010.
Book Jacket
 Main Collection  ML3918.F65 E67 2010    AVAILABLE


Call # ML3918.F65 E67 2010
Phys. Description xii, 201 p. ; 23 cm.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (p. 185-197) and index.
Summary "Musicians sang with fierce moral voices as they tried to relieve human suffering and transform an uncaring society. Many produced work in the midst of personal failure and troubled relationships, and under the influence of radical ideas. This work examines both the long tradition of folk music, and the lives of those who wrote its most enduring songs"--Provided by publisher.
Contents Music from the mountains : the birth of popular folk music -- Music from the gutter : Joe Hill and the roots of twentieth-century political music -- Hard luck days : Woody Guthrie's America -- Which side are you on? The Left discovers folk music -- The endless hootenanny : the birth of the folk song movement -- Are you now or have you ever been...? The folk singers under attack -- The great folk scare : the revival of folk music -- The runaway prophet : Bob Dylan's romance with folk music -- The very sound of hope : the legacy of the sad-eyed prophets.
Subject Folk music -- Political aspects -- United States -- History.
Folk music -- United States -- History and criticism.
Folk music -- Political aspects -- United States.
ISBN 9780786448623 (softcover : alk. paper)
0786448628 (softcover : alk. paper)