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Life Flows on in Endless Song Folk Songs and American History

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ISBN-10: 0252076508

ISBN-13: 9780252076503

Edition: 2009

Authors: Robert V. Wells

List price: $27.00
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Life Flows on in Endless Song explores American folk songs as a frame for the American experience. 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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Book details

List price: $27.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication date: 7/29/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English