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Born in the U.S.A. : The Myth of America in Popular Music from Colonial Times to the Present (Paperback)

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This is the first study to explore fully the myth of America as reflected in the nation''s popular music. Beginning with the songs of the Pilgrims and continuing through more than two centuries of history and music, "Born in the U.S.A." shows the emerging American myth and gives a close reading of the compositions of songwriters as diverse as William Billings, Henry Clay Work, Irving Berlin, Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, and Bruce Springsteen.

So that the full and diverse narrative of this complex nation might be recorded, this insightful study is focused both upon the national myth and upon the songwriters and performers representing subcultures and alternative viewpoints that are the text of America''s story. Through hymnlike paeans and through discordant lamentations protesting the realities of the contemporary workaday world, popular music is an astonishing mirror of American history.

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Publisher Univ Pr of Mississippi
Mfg Part# 9781934110560
SKU 204818193
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1934110566
Release Date 6/11/2007
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