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Folklore



link to catalog page FREEDMAN, Peggy Seeger

Peggy Seeger

A Life of Music, Love, and Politics

Author: Jean R. Freedman
Pub Date: March 2017

The first full-length biography of the music legend   learn more...

link to catalog page WADE, The Beautiful Music All Around Us

The Beautiful Music All Around Us

Field Recordings and the American Experience

Author: Stephen Wade
Pub Date: Cloth: 2012; Paper: 2015

Uncovering the hidden histories of iconic American folksongs   learn more...

link to catalog page BECK, Daisy Turner's Kin

Daisy Turner's Kin

An African American Family Saga

Author: Jane C. Beck
Pub Date: July 2015

The oral history of an American family from Africa to the twentieth century   learn more...

link to catalog page UZENDOSKI, The Ecology of the Spoken Word

The Ecology of the Spoken Word

Amazonian Storytelling and Shamanism among the Napo Runa

Author: Michael A. Uzendoski and Edith Felicia Calapucha-Tapuy
Pub Date: Cloth: 2012; Paper: February 2015

Beyond words, exploring Quichua aesthetic expression   learn more...

link to catalog page JAMISON, Hoedowns, Reels, and Frolics

Hoedowns, Reels, and Frolics

Roots and Branches of Southern Appalachian Dance

Author: Phil Jamison
Pub Date: July 2015

From cakewalks to clogging, a new history of a vital American art form   learn more...

link to catalog page CLAMPITT, Midwest Maize

Midwest Maize

How Corn Shaped the U.S. Heartland

Author: Cynthia Clampitt
Pub Date: March 2015

A vital crop's impact on human history, industry, and eating   learn more...

link to catalog page WU, Reinventing Chinese Tradition

Reinventing Chinese Tradition

The Cultural Politics of Late Socialism

Author: Ka-ming Wu
Pub Date: November 2015

An eye-opening study of an evolving culture and society within contemporary China   learn more...

link to catalog page JACOBSON, Squeeze This!

Squeeze This!

A Cultural History of the Accordion in America

Author: Marion Jacobson
Pub Date: Cloth: 2012; Paper: February 2015

Everything you wanted to know about piano accordions in America--but were afraid to ask   learn more...

link to catalog page MERCHANT, Women Musicians of Uzbekistan

Women Musicians of Uzbekistan

From Courtyard to Conservatory

Author: Tanya Merchant
Pub Date: August 2015

Music's role in constructing gendered national identity   learn more...

link to catalog page CARR, Hawaiian Music in Motion

Hawaiian Music in Motion

Mariners, Missionaries, and Minstrels

Author: James Revell Carr
Pub Date: December 2014

The performance, reception, and transmission of Hawaiian music in the nineteenth century   learn more...

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