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The Resource Wasn't that a time : the Weavers, the blacklist, and the battle for the soul of America, Jesse Jarnow

Wasn't that a time : the Weavers, the blacklist, and the battle for the soul of America, Jesse Jarnow

Label
Wasn't that a time : the Weavers, the blacklist, and the battle for the soul of America
Title
Wasn't that a time
Title remainder
the Weavers, the blacklist, and the battle for the soul of America
Statement of responsibility
Jesse Jarnow
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Following a series of top-ten hits that became instant American standards, the Weavers dissolved at the height of their fame. Wasn't That a Time: The Weavers, the Blacklist, and the Battle for the Soul of America details the remarkable rise of Pete Seeger's unlikely band of folk heroes, from basement hootenannies to the top of the charts, and the harassment campaign that brought them down. Exploring how a pop group's harmonies might be heard as a threat worthy of decades of investigation by the FBI, Wasn't That a Time turns the black-and-white 1950s into vivid color, using the Weavers to illuminate a dark and complex period of American history. With origins in the radical folk collective the Almanac Singers and the ambitious People's Songs, the singing activists in the Weavers set out to change the world with songs as their weapons, pioneering the use of music as a transformative political organizing tool
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jarnow, Jesse
Dewey number
  • 782.42162/1300922
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
ML421.W415
LC item number
J37 2018
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Weavers (Musical group)
  • Weavers (Musical group)
  • Folk singers
  • Folk singers
  • Folk music
  • Blacklisting of entertainers
  • Blacklisting of entertainers
  • Folk singers
  • United States
  • MUSIC / History & Criticism
Label
Wasn't that a time : the Weavers, the blacklist, and the battle for the soul of America, Jesse Jarnow
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Publication
Note
Includes 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
on1028165137
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
296 pages
Isbn
9780306902079
Lccn
2018021085
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1028165137
Label
Wasn't that a time : the Weavers, the blacklist, and the battle for the soul of America, Jesse Jarnow
Publication
Note
Includes 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
on1028165137
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
296 pages
Isbn
9780306902079
Lccn
2018021085
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1028165137

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