The Resource Reds, whites, and blues : social movements, folk music, and race in the United States, William G. Roy, (electronic book)

Reds, whites, and blues : social movements, folk music, and race in the United States, William G. Roy, (electronic book)

Label
Reds, whites, and blues : social movements, folk music, and race in the United States
Title
Reds, whites, and blues
Title remainder
social movements, folk music, and race in the United States
Statement of responsibility
William G. Roy
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Music, and folk music in particular, is often embraced as a form of political expression, a vehicle for bridging or reinforcing social boundaries, and a valuable tool for movements reconfiguring the social landscape. Reds, Whites, and Blues examines the political force of folk music, not through the meaning of its lyrics, but through the concrete social activities that make up movements. Drawing from rich archival material, William Roy shows that the People's Songs movement of the 1930s and 40s, and the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 60s implemented folk music's social relationships--specifically between those who sang and those who listened--in different ways, achieving different outcomes. Roy explores how the People's Songsters envisioned uniting people in song, but made little headway beyond leftist activists. In contrast, the Civil Rights Movement successfully integrated music into collective action, and used music on the picket lines, at sit-ins, on freedom rides, and in jails. Roy considers how the movement's Freedom Songs never gained commercial success, yet contributed to the wider achievements of the Civil Rights struggle. Roy also traces the history of folk music, revealing the complex debates surrounding who or what qualified as "folk" and how the music's status as racially inclusive was not always a given. --From publisher's description
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Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Roy, William G.
Dewey number
306.4/84240973
Index
index present
LC call number
ML3918.F65
LC item number
R69 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Folk music
  • Social movements
  • Music and race
Label
Reds, whites, and blues : social movements, folk music, and race in the United States, William G. Roy, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10404088
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xii, 286 p.
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Reds, whites, and blues : social movements, folk music, and race in the United States, William G. Roy, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10404088
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xii, 286 p.
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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