Labor's Troubadour

Labor's Troubadour

Author: Joe Glazer

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 025207095X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

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For more than half a century, armed only with his guitar, reams of songs, and conviction, Glazer has marshaled the power of music to fight for union representation in mills, mines, factories, and offices all over the country. This title traces the life and work of labor balladeer Joe Glazer.

Monthly Labor Review

Monthly Labor Review

Author: United States. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112079482870

Category: Labor

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Publishes in-depth articles on labor subjects, current labor statistics, information about current labor contracts, and book reviews.

The Encyclopedia of Strikes in American History

The Encyclopedia of Strikes in American History

Author: Aaron Brenner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317457077

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 793

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Strikes have been part of American labor relations from colonial days to the present, reflecting the widespread class conflict that has run throughout the nation's history. Against employers and their goons, against the police, the National Guard, local, state, and national officials, against racist vigilantes, against their union leaders, and against each other, American workers have walked off the job for higher wages, better benefits, bargaining rights, legislation, job control, and just plain dignity. At times, their actions have motivated groundbreaking legislation, defining new rights for all citizens; at other times they have led to loss of workers' lives. This comprehensive encyclopedia is the first detailed collection of historical research on strikes in America. To provide the analytical tools for understanding strikes, the volume includes two types of essays - those focused on an industry or economic sector, and those focused on a theme. Each industry essay introduces a group of workers and their employers and places them in their economic, political, and community contexts. The essay then describes the industry's various strikes, including the main issues involved and outcomes achieved, and assesses the impact of the strikes on the industry over time. Thematic essays address questions that can only be answered by looking at a variety of strikes across industries, groups of workers, and time, such as, why the number of strikes has declined since the 1970s, or why there was a strike wave in 1946. The contributors include historians, sociologists, anthropologists, and philosophers, as well as current and past activists from unions and other social movement organizations. Photos, a Topic Finder, a bibliography, and name and subject indexes add to the works appeal.

The Early Years of Folk Music

The Early Years of Folk Music

Author: David Dicaire

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786457373

Category: Music

Page: 252

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This history of folk music looks at musicians, collectors and other figures from around the world. The book presents an overview of international folk roots and shows the contributions of the artists and the evolution of folk music as a force for political and social change. Profiles of Pete Seeger, Burl Ives, Woody Guthrie and others show how the stage was set for the American folk revival of the 1960s.

Encyclopedia of Activism and Social Justice

Encyclopedia of Activism and Social Justice

Author: Gary L. Anderson

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781452265650

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1832

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The Encyclopedia of Activism and Social Justice presents a comprehensive overview of the field with topics of varying dimensions, breadth, and length. This three-volume Encyclopedia is designed for readers to understand the topics, concepts, and ideas that motivate and shape the fields of activism, civil engagement, and social justice and includes biographies of the major thinkers and leaders who have influenced and continue to influence the study of activism.

Encyclopedia of U.S. Labor and Working-class History

Encyclopedia of U.S. Labor and Working-class History

Author: Eric Arnesen

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415968263

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1561

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Providing sweeping coverage of U.S. labor history, this resource contains over 650 entries, encompassing labor history from the colonial era to the present. Written as an objective social history, the "Encyclopedia" encapsulates the rise and decline, and continuous change of U.S. labor history into the 21st century.

Folk Music

Folk Music

Author: Ronald D. Cohen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415971591

Category: Music

Page: 253

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Folk Music: The Basics gives a brief introduction to British and American folk music. Drawing upon the most recent and relevant scholarship, it will focus on comparing and contrasting the historical nature of the three aspects of understanding folk music: traditional, local performers; professional collectors; and the advent of professional performers in the twentieth century during the so-called "folk revival." The two sides of the folk tradition will be examined--both as popular and commercial expressions. Folk Music: The Basics serves as an excellent introduction to the players, the music, and the styles that make folk music an enduring and well-loved musical style. Throughout, sidebars offer studies of key folk performers, record labels, and related issues to place the general discussion in context.

The Magic of Beverly Sills

The Magic of Beverly Sills

Author: Nancy Guy

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252097836

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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With her superb coloratura soprano, passion for the world of opera, and down-to-earth personality, Beverly Sills made high art accessible to millions from the time of her meteoric rise to stardom in 1966 until her death in 2007. An unlikely pop culture phenomenon, Sills was equally at ease on talk shows, on the stage, and in the role of arts advocate and administrator. Merging archival research with her own love of Sills's music, Nancy Guy examines the singer-actress's artistry alongside the ineffable aspects of performance that earned Sills a passionate fandom. Guy mines the memories of colleagues, critics, and aficionados to recover something of the spell Sills wove for people on both sides of the footlights during the hot moments of onstage performance. At the same time, she analyzes essential questions raised by Sills's art and celebrity. How did Sills challenge the divide between elite and mass culture and build a fan base that crossed generations and socio-economic lines? Above all, how did Sills capture the unnameable magic that joins the members of an audience to a performer--and to one-another? Intimate and revealing, The Magic of Beverly Sills explores the alchemy of art, magnetism, community, and emotion that produced an American icon.