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A race of singers : Whitman's working-class hero from Guthrie to Springsteen

Author: Bryan K Garman
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2000.
Series: Cultural studies of the United States.
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Walt Whitman dreamed of inspiring "a race of singers" who would celebrate the working class and realize the promise of American democracy. By examining how singers such as Woody Guthrie and Bruce  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Songs and music
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Garman, Bryan K.
Race of singers.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2000
(OCoLC)619573238
Named Person: Walt Whitman; Woody Guthrie; Bruce Springsteen
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bryan K Garman
ISBN: 0807825581 9780807825587 0807848662 9780807848661
OCLC Number: 42863129
Notes: "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.
Description: ix, 338 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
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.
Series Title: Cultural studies of the United States.
Responsibility: Bryan K. Garman.
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