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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

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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
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Jesse Jarnow
Title variation
  • Was not that a time
  • Weavers, the blacklist, and the battle for the soul of America
Title variation remainder
the Weavers, the blacklist, and the battle for the soul of America
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Language
eng
Summary
"Following a series of top-ten hits that became instant American standards, the Weavers dissolved at the height of their fame. [This book] 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, [this book] 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. Using previously unseen journals and letters, unreleased recordings, once-secret government documents, and other archival research, Jesse Jarnow uncovers the immense hopes, incredible pressures, and daily struggles of the four distinct and often unharmonious personalities at the heart of the Weavers." -- Amazon.com
Summary
Describes how the folk music quartet formed by Pete Seeger in 1948 Greenwich Village became the target of a coordinated harassment campaign by the House Committee on Un-American Activities and the emergent right-wing media
Writing style
Biography type
collective biography
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10746298
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DLC
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Jarnow, Jesse
Dewey number
  • 782.42162/1300922
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Weavers (Musical group)
  • Folk singers
  • Folk singers
  • Folk music
  • Blacklisting of entertainers
Target audience
adult
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the Weavers, the blacklist, and the battle for the soul of America
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
Copyright
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
296 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780306902079
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
2018021085
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
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
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
296 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780306902079
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
2018021085
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1028165137

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