Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-236) and index.
God blessed America -- Jews without money -- From sea to shining sea -- Come on and hear! -- Oklahoma hills -- Rockets' red glare -- An atmosphere that simply reeks with class -- If you ain't got the do re mi -- Storm clouds gather -- The faith that the dark past has taught us -- My pastures of plenty must always be free -- Freedom's road -- These songs were made for you and me.
Millions of Americans have sung 'God Bless America' and 'This Land Is Your Land.' Few know that the latter originated when a homeless man named Woody Guthrie became so provoked by Irving Berlin's sentimental patriotism that he wrote an American anthem of his own, one about the dark realities of the dust bowl and Great Depression.