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The Resource Depression folk : grassroots music and left-wing politics in 1930s America, Ronald D. Cohen

Depression folk : grassroots music and left-wing politics in 1930s America, Ronald D. Cohen

Label
Depression folk : grassroots music and left-wing politics in 1930s America
Title
Depression folk
Title remainder
grassroots music and left-wing politics in 1930s America
Statement of responsibility
Ronald D. Cohen
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
While music lovers and music historians alike understand that folk music played an increasingly pivotal role in American labor and politics during the economic and social tumult of the Great Depression, how did this relationship come to be? Ronald D. Cohen sheds new light on the complex cultural history of folk music in America, detailing the musicians, government agencies, and record companies that had a lasting impact during the 1930s and beyond. Covering myriad musical styles and performers, Cohen narrates a singular history that begins in nineteenth-century labor politics and popular music culture, following the rise of unions and Communism to the subsequent Red Scare and increasing power of the Conservative movement in American politics--with American folk and vernacular music centered throughout. Detailing the influence and achievements of such notable musicians as Pete Seeger, Big Bill Broonzy, and Woody Guthrie, Cohen explores the intersections of politics, economics, and race, using the roots of American folk music to explore one of the United States' most troubled times. Becoming entangled with the ascending American left wing, folk music became synonymous with protest and sharing the troubles of real people through song
Cataloging source
NcU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cohen, Ronald D.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML3917.U6
LC item number
C63 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Folk music
  • Folk music
  • Popular music
  • Politics and culture
Label
Depression folk : grassroots music and left-wing politics in 1930s America, Ronald D. Cohen
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- On the trail of folk songs -- Depression's beginnings and labor songs -- The early Roosevelt years -- Heart of the depression -- Woody Guthrie emerges -- The New Deal survives -- Decade ends -- Epilogue
Control code
924684096
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
201 pages
Isbn
9781469630465
Lccn
2015039988
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)924684096
Label
Depression folk : grassroots music and left-wing politics in 1930s America, Ronald D. Cohen
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- On the trail of folk songs -- Depression's beginnings and labor songs -- The early Roosevelt years -- Heart of the depression -- Woody Guthrie emerges -- The New Deal survives -- Decade ends -- Epilogue
Control code
924684096
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
201 pages
Isbn
9781469630465
Lccn
2015039988
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)924684096

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