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The Resource "I hear America singing" : folk music and national identity, Rachel Clare Donaldson

"I hear America singing" : folk music and national identity, Rachel Clare Donaldson

Label
"I hear America singing" : folk music and national identity
Title
"I hear America singing"
Title remainder
folk music and national identity
Statement of responsibility
Rachel Clare Donaldson
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Folk music is more than an idealized reminder of a simper past. It reveals a great deal about present-day understandings of community and belonging. It celebrates the shared traditions that define a group or nation. In America, folk music--from African American spirituals to English ballads and protest songs--renders the imagined community more tangible and comprises a critical component of our diverse national heritage. In I Hear America Singing, Rachel Donaldson traces the vibrant history of the twentieth-century folk music revival from its origins in the 1930s through its end in the late 1960s. She investigates the relationship between the revival and concepts of nationalism, showing how key figures in the revival--including Pete Seeger, Alan Lomax, Moses Asch, and Ralph Rinzler--used songs to influence the ways in which Americans understood the values, the culture, and the people of their own nation. As Donaldson chronicles how cultural norms were shaped over the course of the mid-twentieth century, she underscores how various groups within the revival and their views shifted over time. I Hear America Singing provides a stirring account of how and why the revivalists sustained their culturally pluralist and politically democratic Americanism over this tumultuous period in American history
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Donaldson, Rachel Clare
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Folk music
  • Music
  • Folk music
  • Music
  • United States
  • Folk music
  • USA
Label
"I hear America singing" : folk music and national identity, Rachel Clare Donaldson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-220) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Tuning up ; Theoretical influences ; The medley -- Hearing the people. The rise of folk festivals ; The New Deal revivalists ; Regionalism, pluralism, and race ; The left side of the revival -- The people's war. Making America safe for democracy ; Festivals join the fight ; Singing-and teaching-democracy -- Illusion and disillusionment. Radical revivalists, unite! ; A time to gain ; A time to lose -- Keeping the torch lit. Negotiating the cultural and political terrain ; Sharpening the political edge ; The cultural rebellion ; The personal, the educational, and the political ; Setting the stage -- The boom. Commercialism and the revival ; "Neo ethnics" ; Neo almanacs? -- A bust and a beginning. The turn ; The end ; The beginning
Control code
874970346
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 225 pages
Isbn
9781439910801
Lccn
2014010460
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Master record variable field(s) change: 648
System control number
(OCoLC)874970346
Label
"I hear America singing" : folk music and national identity, Rachel Clare Donaldson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-220) 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. Tuning up ; Theoretical influences ; The medley -- Hearing the people. The rise of folk festivals ; The New Deal revivalists ; Regionalism, pluralism, and race ; The left side of the revival -- The people's war. Making America safe for democracy ; Festivals join the fight ; Singing-and teaching-democracy -- Illusion and disillusionment. Radical revivalists, unite! ; A time to gain ; A time to lose -- Keeping the torch lit. Negotiating the cultural and political terrain ; Sharpening the political edge ; The cultural rebellion ; The personal, the educational, and the political ; Setting the stage -- The boom. Commercialism and the revival ; "Neo ethnics" ; Neo almanacs? -- A bust and a beginning. The turn ; The end ; The beginning
Control code
874970346
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 225 pages
Isbn
9781439910801
Lccn
2014010460
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Master record variable field(s) change: 648
System control number
(OCoLC)874970346

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