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African American folksong and American cultural politics : the Lawrence Gellert story

Author: Bruce M Conforth
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2013.
Series: American folk music and musicians, 19.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In African American Folksong and American Cultural Politics: The Lawrence Gellert Story, scholar and musician Bruce Conforth tells the story of one of the most unusual collections of African American folk music ever amassed-and the remarkable story of the man who produced it: Lawrence Gellert.
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Conforth, Bruce M., 1950-
African American folksong and American cultural politics.
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2013
(DLC) 2012047483
(OCoLC)819741882
Named Person: Lawrence Gellert; Lawrence Gellert; Lawrence Gellert; Lawrence Gellert
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce M Conforth
ISBN: 9780810884892 0810884895 129955394X 9781299553941
OCLC Number: 844230326
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: 1. The cultural front and the Negro : the political context of emergence for Lawrence Gellert --
2. The early years : family roots and influences, 1898-1920 --
3. The 1920s : trying to find oneself --
4. The early 1930s : a star and a genre are born --
5. Lead Belly and the Lomaxes, 1934-1936 --
6. Negro songs of protest and protest in "Negro" songs --
7. The WPA theater, Writers' Projects, and World War II --
8. The 1950s : downplay and disaster --
9. The 1960s : rebuffed and rediscovered --
10. The 1970s : odd man out --
Epilogue to a life.
Series Title: American folk music and musicians, 19.
Responsibility: Bruce M. Conforth.

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