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The Resource Hear my sad story : the true tales that inspired "Stagolee," "John Henry," and other traditional American folk songs, Richard Polenberg

Hear my sad story : the true tales that inspired "Stagolee," "John Henry," and other traditional American folk songs, Richard Polenberg

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Hear my sad story : the true tales that inspired "Stagolee," "John Henry," and other traditional American folk songs
Title
Hear my sad story
Title remainder
the true tales that inspired "Stagolee," "John Henry," and other traditional American folk songs
Statement of responsibility
Richard Polenberg
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In Hear My Sad Story, Richard Polenberg describes the historical events that led to the writing of many famous American folk songs that served as touchstones for generations of American musicians, lyricists, and folklorists. Those events, which took place from the early nineteenth to the mid-twentieth centuries, often involved tragic occurrences: murders, sometimes resulting from love affairs gone wrong; desperate acts borne out of poverty and unbearable working conditions; and calamities such as railroad crashes, shipwrecks, and natural disasters. All of Polenberg's accounts of the songs in the book are grounded in historical fact and illuminate the social history of the times. Reading these tales of sorrow, misfortune, and regret puts us in touch with the dark but terribly familiar side of American history."
Summary
In Hear My Sad Story, Richard Polenberg describes the historical events that led to the writing of many famous American folk songs that served as touchstones for generations of American musicians, lyricists, and folklorists
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10459610
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NIC/DLC
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Polenberg, Richard
Dewey number
782.42162/13009
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Folk songs, English
  • Folk songs, English
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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the true tales that inspired Stagolee, John Henry, and other traditional American folk songs
Label
Hear my sad story : the true tales that inspired "Stagolee," "John Henry," and other traditional American folk songs, Richard Polenberg
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-283) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The streets of Laredo -- St. Louis -- St. Louis blues -- Duncan and Brady -- Stagolee -- Frankie and Johnny -- Lying cold on the ground -- Omie wise -- The ballad of Frankie Silver -- Tom Dooley -- Poor Ellen Smith -- Pearl Bryan -- Delia's gone -- Bold highwaymen -- Cole Younger -- Jesse James -- John Hardy -- Railroad Bill -- Betty and Dupree -- Railroads -- John Henry (1870s) -- Engine 143 -- Casey Jones -- Wreck of the old 97 -- Workers -- Cotton mill blues (1930s) -- Chain gang blues (1930s) -- Only a miner (1930s) -- House of the rising sun (1930s) -- Disasters -- The Titanic -- The boll weevil (1920s) -- Martyrs -- Joe Hill -- Sacco and Vanzetti -- Epilogue: Hear my sad story
Control code
ocn908635139
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 293 pages
Isbn
9781501700026
Lccn
2015016652
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)908635139
Label
Hear my sad story : the true tales that inspired "Stagolee," "John Henry," and other traditional American folk songs, Richard Polenberg
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-283) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The streets of Laredo -- St. Louis -- St. Louis blues -- Duncan and Brady -- Stagolee -- Frankie and Johnny -- Lying cold on the ground -- Omie wise -- The ballad of Frankie Silver -- Tom Dooley -- Poor Ellen Smith -- Pearl Bryan -- Delia's gone -- Bold highwaymen -- Cole Younger -- Jesse James -- John Hardy -- Railroad Bill -- Betty and Dupree -- Railroads -- John Henry (1870s) -- Engine 143 -- Casey Jones -- Wreck of the old 97 -- Workers -- Cotton mill blues (1930s) -- Chain gang blues (1930s) -- Only a miner (1930s) -- House of the rising sun (1930s) -- Disasters -- The Titanic -- The boll weevil (1920s) -- Martyrs -- Joe Hill -- Sacco and Vanzetti -- Epilogue: Hear my sad story
Control code
ocn908635139
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 293 pages
Isbn
9781501700026
Lccn
2015016652
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)908635139

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