"As entertaining to read as it is comprehensive. . . . Performers and collectors will relish the additional bonus of a 250-songbook bibliography. Recommended."Sing Out!
"Work and Sing is the product of exhausting and skillful scholarly labor, and it is something to sing about. Fascinating and definitive."David Hajdu, music critic for The New Republic
"Music was the universal language that brought workers together no matter what their backgrounds or native tongues. Ronald D. Cohen tells this story better than anyone in Work and Sing, capturing the diversity and power of these songs and celebrating the people who made them."Ted Gioia, author of Work Songs