Life Flows On in Endless Song : Folk Songs and American History, Paperback / softback Book

Life Flows On in Endless Song : Folk Songs and American History Paperback / softback

Part of the Music in American Life series

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Robert V. Wells discusses how folk songs emerged from particular historical circumstances and evolved as they migrated from one region to another.

Crafting a thematic map of four centuries of American history, Wells investigates how songs embody shifting attitudes toward the institution of the family, war and religion, work and the labor movement, transportation in America, and slavery and Jim Crow.

He also considers modern folk heroes Leadbelly and Woody Guthrie.

Featuring a selective discography of key recordings, this book offers an accessible model for using folk songs as a richly evocative reflection of the American past.

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 240 pages
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press
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  • Category: Folk & traditional music
  • ISBN: 9780252076503

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