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To everything there is a season : Pete Seeger and the power of song

Author: Allan M Winkler
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Series: New narratives in American history.
Edition/Format:   Book : CD for computer : Music : Biography   Sound Recording : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For over half of a century, Pete Seeger's life and music cut across the major issues of the day. A tireless supporter of union organization in the 1930s and 1940s, he joined the Communist Party, performing his songs with banjo and guitar accompaniment to promote worker solidarity. He sang out against American involvement in World War II in the early 1940s, only to change his tune after the Japanese attack on Pearl  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Pete Seeger; Pete Seeger
Material Type: Biography, Music, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Sound Recording, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Allan M Winkler
ISBN: 9780195324822 019532482X 9780195324815 0195324811
OCLC Number: 263408724
Description: xvi, 223 p. : ill. ; 22 cm. + 1 sound disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Contents: Talking union --
If I had a hammer --
Where have all the flowers gone? --
We shall overcome --
Waist deep in the big muddy --
Sailing down my golden river. CD: Turn, turn, turn (2:46) --
Talking union (3:05) --
If I had a hammer (1:56) --
Where have all the flowers gone? (2:05) --
We shall overcome (4:42) --
Waist deep in the big muddy (2:59) --
Sailing down my golden river (3:59) --
Abiyoyo (9:41) --
Wimoweh (2:20) --
My get up and go (2:34).
Series Title: New narratives in American history.
Responsibility: Allan M. Winkler.
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For over half of a century, Pete Seeger's life and music cut across the major issues of the day. A tireless supporter of union organization in the 1930s and 1940s, he joined the Communist Party, performing his songs with banjo and guitar accompaniment to promote worker solidarity. He sang out against American involvement in World War II in the early 1940s, only to change his tune after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. He enlisted in the Army and, still singing, served overseas in the South Pacific. In the 1950s, he found himself under attack during the Red Scare for his radical past. He narrowly escaped a long jail term for refusing to cooperate with the House Committee on Un-American Activities, when his contempt conviction was thrown out on a technicality. In the 1960s, he became the minstrel of the civil rights movement, focusing its energy with songs that inspired protestors and challenged the nation's patterns of racial discrimination. Toward the end of the decade, he turned his musical talents to resisting the war in Vietnam, and again drew fire from those who attacked his dissent as treason. Finally, in the 1970s, he lent his voice to the growing environmental movement by leading the drive to clean up the Hudson River, which flowed almost literally through his backyard in New York State. His life reflected the turbulence of his times as his songs sounded the spirit of the issues that he felt mattered most.

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"Winkler's book is obviously a labor of love.... The book is carefully written by a scholar who identifies with Seeger and his causes.... Winkler's fine book should introduce readers to Seeger and Read more...

 
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