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The Resource This land that I love : Irving Berlin, Woody Guthrie, and the story of two American anthems, John Shaw

This land that I love : Irving Berlin, Woody Guthrie, and the story of two American anthems, John Shaw

Label
This land that I love : Irving Berlin, Woody Guthrie, and the story of two American anthems
Title
This land that I love
Title remainder
Irving Berlin, Woody Guthrie, and the story of two American anthems
Statement of responsibility
John Shaw
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Near the end of the Great Depression and the beginning of World War II, a homeless Dust Bowl refugee named Woody Guthrie originally drafted "This Land Is Your Land" as an anthem that encompassed the tough realities of those dark times--and as a rebuttal to Irving Berlin's "God Bless America." But the song that Guthrie despised had its own complexities. Irving Berlin had risen from homelessness before becoming America's most successful songwriter, and penned his song partly in response to Hitler's rise overseas. In This Land That I Love, music-writer and composer John Shaw writes the dual biography of these beloved American songs, at the same time shedding new light on our patriotic musical heritage, from "Yankee Doodle" and "The Star-Spangled Banner" to Martin Luther King's quotation of "My Country 'Tis of Thee" on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in August 1963. Delving into the deeper history of war songs, minstrelsy, ragtime, country music, folk music, and African American spirituals, Shaw unearths a rich vein of half-forgotten patriotic and musical traditions. With the aid of new archival research, he uncovers new details about the songs' composition, including a never-before-printed verse for "This Land Is Your Land." The result is a fascinating narrative that refracts and re-envisions America's tumultuous history through the prism of two unforgettable anthems
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shaw, John
Dewey number
782.42/15990973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML3551.5
LC item number
.S53 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • discographies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Patriotic music
  • Popular music
  • Berlin, Irving
  • Guthrie, Woody
Label
This land that I love : Irving Berlin, Woody Guthrie, and the story of two American anthems, John Shaw
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes discography (pages 219-226), bibliographical references (pages 227-236), and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn849801212
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 274 pages
Isbn
9781610392235
Lccn
2013022329
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1596761
  • (OCoLC)849801212
Label
This land that I love : Irving Berlin, Woody Guthrie, and the story of two American anthems, John Shaw
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes discography (pages 219-226), bibliographical references (pages 227-236), and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn849801212
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 274 pages
Isbn
9781610392235
Lccn
2013022329
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1596761
  • (OCoLC)849801212

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