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Songs about Work by Archie Green

... an impressive collection... this book marks a milestone in the study of labor an occupational songs. -Journal of American Folklore This is an important contribution to Ameican history, saluting those who built the country with their labor. -Come-All-Ye The remembrances are sensitive and perceptive, the essays are insightful and thought-provoking... -Sonneck Society BulletinThese essays offer striking portraits of working environments where song arose in response to prevailing conditions. Included are the protest blues of African American levee workers, the corridos of Chicano farm workers, and the European songs of immigrant lumber workers in the Midwest.

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... an impressive collection ... this book marks a milestone in the study of labor an occupational songs. Journal of American Folklore This is an important contribution to American history, saluting those who built the country with their labor. Come-All-Ye The remembrances are sensitive and perceptive, the essays are insightful and thought-provoking ...

Sonneck Society Bulletin


About the Author

ARCHIE GREEN was Professor of Folklore and English at the University of Texas, Austin. He was the author of numerous studies of laborlore.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st June 1993

Author

Archie Green

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Publisher

Indiana University, Folklore Institute

Format

Paperback
384 pages

Categories

Music

ISBN

9781879407046

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