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Born in the U. S. A.

University Press of Mississippi
Publication date: March 2012
ISBN: 9781604738070
Digital Book format: ePub (Adobe DRM)
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This is the first study to explore fully the myth of America as reflected in the nation's popular music. Beginning with the songs of the Pilgrims and continuing through more than two centuries of history and music, Born in the U.S.A. shows the emerging American myth and gives a close reading of the compositions of songwriters as diverse as William Billings, Henry Clay Work, Irving Berlin, Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, and Bruce Springsteen.

So that the full and diverse narrative of this complex nation might be recorded, this insightful study is focused both upon the national myth and upon the songwriters and performers representing subcultures and alternative viewpoints that are the text of America's story. Through hymnlike paeans and through discordant lamentations protesting the realities of the contemporary workaday world, popular music is an astonishing mirror of American history.

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Born in the U. S. A. by Timothy E. Scheurer is an interesting historical book regarding the music evolution from the colonial times until 21st century. It presents some invaluable facts about the influence of culture and subcultures in telling the Americans’ story. It’s a priceless book for all Americans wanting to find out more about their culture and how old music influenced the industry of today.
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