Singing for Peace: Antiwar Songs in American History / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
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- Taylor & Francis
"Singing for Peace" vividly portrays this rich antiwar history, beginning in the eighteenth century and continuing into the twenty-first.Most of the twentieth-century output was dominated by folk groups and acoustic singer-songwriters. The Vietnam War saw the increased dovetailing of folk and rock music, so that rock and folk-rock took on an ever-larger share of protest activity, then punk, metal, hip-hop, and rap. The authors draw upon a wide range of primary and secondary sources, while quoting many popular and lesser-known song lyrics, and including a range of photos and illustrations. These songs have long served to both shape and reveal the feelings of citizens opposed to America s wars."
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
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About the Author
Will Kaufman is Professor of American Literature and Culture at the University of Central Lancashire in Preston, England. His previous books include The Civil War in American Culture (2006), American Culture in the 1970s (2009), and Woody Guthrie, American Radical (2011).
Table of ContentsChapter 1: From the Colonial Era to 1900
Chapter 2: From World War I into the 1950s
Chapter 3: The Early Sixties
Chapter 4: The Later Sixties
Chapter 5: Peace Songs since 1970