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Author Garman, Bryan K.

Title A race of singers : Whitman's working-class hero from Guthrie to Springsteen / Bryan K. Garman.

Imprint Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2000.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    784.6836 GAR    Available
Description ix, 338 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Series Cultural studies of the United States
Note "Portions of this book appeared in different form in Popular music and society 20, no. 2 (1996) and American quarterly (March 2000)"--T.p. verso.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [305]-326) and index.
Contents For the workingman's sake: imagining a working-class hero -- Heroic spiritual grandfather: Whitman and the anticapitalist imagination, 1890-1940 -- Prophet singer: Guthrie and the legacy of Whitman -- Songs the people sing: Guthrie's cultural politics -- Woody's children: Seeger, Dylan, and the new left -- Bound for glory: the politics of cultural memory -- The sins of somebody else's past: Springsteen and the burden of tradition -- A good clear eye on the dirty ways of the world: Springsteen's democratic vistas.
Subject Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892 -- Influence.
Guthrie, Woody, 1912-1967 -- Influence.
Springsteen, Bruce -- Influence.
Popular music -- Social aspects -- United States.
Working class -- United States -- Songs and music -- History and criticism.
ISBN 0807825581 (cloth : alk. paper)
0807848662 (pbk. : alk. paper) : $18.95

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