Long Steel Rail: The Railroad in American Folksong

Long Steel Rail The Railroad in American Folksong Impeccable scholarship and lavish illustration mark this landmark study of American railroad folksong Norm Cohen provides a sweeping discussion of the human aspects of railroad history railroad folkl

  • Title: Long Steel Rail: The Railroad in American Folksong
  • Author: Norm Cohen
  • ISBN: 9780252068812
  • Page: 272
  • Format: Paperback
  • Impeccable scholarship and lavish illustration mark this landmark study of American railroad folksong Norm Cohen provides a sweeping discussion of the human aspects of railroad history, railroad folklore, and the evolution of the American folksong The heart of the book is a detailed analysis of eighty five songs, from John Henry and The Wabash Cannonball to Hell Bo Impeccable scholarship and lavish illustration mark this landmark study of American railroad folksong Norm Cohen provides a sweeping discussion of the human aspects of railroad history, railroad folklore, and the evolution of the American folksong The heart of the book is a detailed analysis of eighty five songs, from John Henry and The Wabash Cannonball to Hell Bound Train and Casey Jones, with their music, sources, history, and variations, and discographies A substantial new introduction updates this edition.

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