"My Song Is My Weapon"
People's Songs, American Communism, and the Politics of Culture, 1930-50
Awards and Recognition:
Winner of an ASCAP Deems Taylor Award, 1990.
A revealing exploration of the origins and development of People's Songs, Inc.
"A spirited and scholarly account of the relationship between the U.S. Communist movement and the folk music revival of the 1940s and 1950s."--Paul C. Mishler, Nature, Society, and Thought
"Shows the ways in which the folk music revival of the 1960s and the participatory cultures of the civil rights movement and the New Left drew on the general example and the specific creations of the all-but-forgotten People's Songsters."-- eorge Lipsitz, American Historical Review
"Lieberman's vision of a people's music in American culture is arresting, challenging, and refreshing, and it deserves our attention." -- Phillip V. Bohlman, Sonneck Society Bulletin his revealing exploration of the origins and development of People's Songs, Inc., won the ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award.
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