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Work and Sing: A History of Occupational and Labor Union Songs in the United States Ronald D. Cohen

Work and Sing: A History of Occupational and Labor Union Songs in the United States

Ronald D. Cohen

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ISBN : 9780974412481
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208 pages
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In this wide-ranging and accessible survey of American labor songs, Ronald D. Cohen chronicles the history behind the work songs of cowboys, sailors, hoboes, and others, as well as the singing culture of groups ranging from the Industrial Workers ofMoreIn this wide-ranging and accessible survey of American labor songs, Ronald D. Cohen chronicles the history behind the work songs of cowboys, sailors, hoboes, and others, as well as the singing culture of groups ranging from the Industrial Workers of the World to Pete Seegers Peoples Songs. He discusses protest songs, the links between labor songs and the Left, the importance of labor song leaders such as Joe Glazer, labor musicals and songsters, and the folk music movement from Lead Belly and the Almanac Singers through Woody Guthrie.