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Depression FolkGrassroots Music and Left-Wing Politics in 1930s America$
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Ronald D. Cohen

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781469628813

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628813.001.0001

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Depression’s Beginnings and Labor Songs

Depression’s Beginnings and Labor Songs

(p.22) Chapter Two Depression’s Beginnings and Labor Songs
Depression Folk

Ronald D. Cohen

University of North Carolina Press

Songs had long accompanied labor union organizing, and this was particularly true through the country’s coal fields and towns during strikes since the nineteenth century and into the 1930s. There were songs connected with the southern textile industry’s strikes. The depression also crippled the record industry.

Keywords:   Aunt Molly Jackson, Communist Party, Coal miners songs, George Korson, Gene Autry, Textile songs

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