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Pistol packin' Mama : Aunt Molly Jackson and the politics of folksong

Author: Shelly Romalis
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©1999.
Series: Music in American life.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Biografie
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Romalis, Shelly, 1939-
Pistol packin' Mama.
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©1999
(OCoLC)639354912
Named Person: Aunt Molly Jackson; Aunt Molly Jackson; Aunt Molly Jackson; Aunt Molly Jackson; Aunt Molly Jackson; Sarah Ogan Gunning
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Shelly Romalis
ISBN: 0252024214 9780252024214 0252067282 9780252067280
OCLC Number: 39033302
Description: xi, 239 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: "Hard times in Coleman's mines": coal and community in the Kentucky mountains --
"I am a union woman": the Communist National Miners Union comes to Harlan County, Kentucky --
"I was born and raised in old Kentucky": Aunt Molly Jackson's first fifty years --
"Christmas Eve on the East Side": Aunt Molly moves to New York City --
"Girl of constant sorrow": Molly's sister, Sarah Ogan Gunning --
"White pilgrims in the foreign heathen country": Molly, Sarah, and the politics of folksong --
"Dreadful memories": class-conscious wives, radical mothers --
Reflections: "Be a grievin' after me."
Series Title: Music in American life.
Responsibility: Shelly Romalis.

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"An excellent and highly readable book about an extraordinary character." -- Alessandro Portelli, The Journal of American History

 
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