The people's voice : a populist cultural history of modern America. / David A. Horowitz
- Horowitz, David A. (David Alan), 1941-
- Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY : Sloan Publishing, 2008.
- Physical Description:
- xiv, 429 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
- Preface: Expressive culture and populist history -- On the brink of the people's century -- The strenuous life of ragtime America -- Chronicles of the American multitude, 1893-1920 -- The romance and nostalgia of America's jazz age -- Documenting people's stories: the 1930s -- Blue horizons : popular culture as depression savior -- The cultural home front of the people's war, 1941-1945 -- Beyond consensus : making it real in Cold War America -- Subterranean nation : the challenge of cultural populism, 1945-1960 -- Power to the people : Sixties liberation and popular culture -- Blue collar America and the turbulent Seventies -- The disputed terrain of people's culture, 1980-2000 -- Epilogue : In the name of the people.
- The People's Voice: A Populist Cultural History of Modern America chronicles the outpouring of cultural expression since the 1890s addressing the everyday experiences, aspirations, and problems of ordinary people. Starting with the legacy of nineteenth century giants like Walt Whitman, Mark Twain and Stephen Foster and advancing to contemporary film, TV, hip-hop, and country music, the book blends samples of creative writing, visual production, performing arts, and the media into a general treatment of the populist theme in the creative works of American national culture. Designed as a jargon-free cultural inventory and reference tool, the book is suitable for general readers as well as for course assignments in social-cultural history, American Studies, popular culture, cultural theory, sociology, working-class history, and Populist Studies. - Publisher.
- 159738013X and 9781597380133
- Description based on surrogate.
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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