New #PressforProgress Reading List: Essential books on Women in Music

Little free library 2 In honor of Women’s History Month, UIP will be releasing weekly reading lists with some of our favorite women’s history books. We are joining the call to #PressforProgress for gender equality, and we will be updating our Little Free Library, located in the union, weekly! Find out which books will be available by tuning into out blog every week and stop to get a copy of your favorite book while you still can!

Our next reading list is….


Here are 4 more books to add to your #PressforProgress Reading List!

Pretty Good for a Girl: Women in Bluegrass


In the first book devoted entirely to women in bluegrass, Murphy Hicks-Henry documents the lives of more than seventy women whose vibrant contributions to the development of bluegrass have been, for the most part, overlooked.  





Working Girl Blues: The Life and Music of Hazel Dickens




Hazel Dickens and Bill C. Malone bring us the life story of singer and songwriter Hazel Dickens, the inspiring voice of a whole generation of women and workers. Conveying sensitivity, determination, and feistiness, Dickens comments on each of her songs, explaining how she came to write them and what they meant and continue to mean to her.




A Feminist Ethnomusicology: Writings on Music and Gender




In this intellectual memoir, Ellen Koskoff describes her journey through the maze of social history and scholarship related to her work examining the intersection of music and gender. Her goal: a personal map of the different paths to understanding she took over the decades, and how each inspired, informed, and clarified her scholarship.





Pressing On: The Roni Stoneman Story

StonemanEllen Wright recounts the fascinating life of Roni Stoneman, the youngest daughter of the pioneering country music family and a woman who, in spite of poverty and abusive husbands, eventually became “The First Lady of Banjo,” a fixture on the Nashville scene, and, as Hee Haw’s Ironing Board Lady, a comedienne beloved by millions of Americans nationwide.







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