Folk Music and the New Left in the Sixties

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About the Book

Artists have often provided the earliest demonstrations of conscience and ethical examination in response to political events. The political shifts that took place in the 1960s were addressed by a revival of folk music as an expression of protest, hope and the courage to imagine a better world. This work explores the relationship between the cultural and political ideologies of the 1960s and the growing folk music movement, with a focus on musicians Phil Oaks; Joan Baez; Peter, Paul and Mary; Carolyn Hester and Bob Dylan.

About the Author(s)

The late Michael Scott Cain taught English, literature and popular culture at the college level for over 40 years, was an editor for, covering jazz, blues and poetry and was the author of seven books of poetry, four novels and several works of non-fiction.

Bibliographic Details

Michael Scott Cain
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2019
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7472-8
eISBN: 978-1-4766-3595-8
Imprint: McFarland