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Wasn't That a Time: The Weavers, the Blacklist, and the Battle for the Soul of America

Jesse Jarnow
Format
Book
Published
New York, NY : Da Capo Press, 2018.
Edition
First edition
Language
English
Variant Title
Was not that a time
Weavers, the blacklist, and the battle for the soul of America
ISBN
9780306902079, 0306902079, 9780306902055
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.
Description
vii, 296 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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