Dick Weissman: Talkin' 'Bout A Revolution - Music And Social Change In America


Publisher: Backbeat Books
Author: Dick Weissman
Format: Books | History

Talkin' 'Bout A Revolution is a comprehensive guide to the relationship between American music and politics. Music expert Dick Weissman opens with the dawn of American history, then moves to the book's key focus: 20th century music - songs by and about Native Americans, African-Americans, Women, Spanish-speaking groups, and more.

Unprecedented in its approach, the book offers a multidisciplinary discussion that is broad and diverse, and illuminates how social events impact music as well as how music impacts social events. Weissman delves deep, covering everything from current Native American music to 'music of hate' - racist and neo-Nazi music - to the music of the Gulf wars, union songs, patriotic and antiwar songs, and beyond. A powerful tool for professors teaching classes about politics and music and a stimulating, accessible read for all kinds of appreciators, from casual music fans to social science lovers and devout music history buffs.

ISBN: 9781423442837
Published on: 11 October 2010
No of pages: 372
Language: English
Catalogue No: HL00332378