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Author Cohen, Ronald D., 1940- author.

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

Published Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2016]


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource
Series Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents On the trail of folk songs -- Depression's beginnings and labor songs -- The early Roosevelt years -- Heart of the depression -- 1937-1938: Woody Guthrie emerges -- 1938-1939: the New Deal survives -- Decade ends.
Summary While music lovers and music historians alike understand that folk music played an increasingly pivotal role in American labour 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 cultural history of folk music in America, detailing the musicians, government agencies, and record companies that had a lasting impact.
Other author JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Folk music -- Political aspects -- United States.
Folk music -- United States -- History and criticism.
Popular music -- United States -- 1931-1940 x History and criticism.
Politics and culture -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
ISBN 9781469628837 (electronic bk.)
146962883X (electronic bk.)
9781469628820 (ebook)
1469628821 (ebook)