Red Dust & Broadsides

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The engrossing story of two prominent American radicals
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Folk musician Cunningham and radical journalist Friesen tell the story of their impoverished upbringing in dust-bowl Oklahoma, their marriage in 1941, their move to New York and keeping company with Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie, and Cunningham's time with the Almanac Singers. They are best known for founding magazine in 1962, which for the next 20 years remained a pillar of the folk revival and cultural transformation. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781558492103
  • Publisher: University of Massachusetts Press
  • Publication date: 8/23/1999
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 1,366,366
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Editor's Preface
Author's Acknowledgments
Prologue: Meeting and Marriage 1
1 Gordon's Childhood 7
2 Sis's Childhood 24
3 Gordon in Kansas 58
4 Sis: Youth and Politics 93
5 Gordon in the 193Os 135
6 Sis in the 193Os 156
7 Gordon-The Almanac Singers and After 206
8 Sis and Gordon following World War II 238
9 The Broadside Years 273
Epilogue: Growing Old in New York 302
Appendix: "Oklahoma Witch Hunt" 307
Afterword 324
Bibliography and Discography 361
Index 362
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