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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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The Early Roosevelt Years

The Early Roosevelt Years

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(p.39) Chapter Three The Early Roosevelt Years
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Depression Folk
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Ronald D. Cohen

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628813.003.0004

The depression’s early years gave way to an upsurge of confidence and an artistic renaissance. This was bolstered by the coming era of the common man, when vernacular culture, including music, gained a renewed vigor spurred by the increasing popularity of the Communist and Socialist Parties, as well as the expanding labor unions. John and Alan Lomax were particularly active in collecting and promoting folk music.

Keywords:   New Deal, John Lomax, Alan Lomax, Lead Belly, Folk festivals

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