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Author LinkPalmer, Roy,1932-
Title LinkThe sound of history : songs and social comment / Roy Palmer.
Imprint Oxford, [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1988.
Description xviii, 361 p. :  ill., music ;  24 cm.
Type of Material Book
Gen. Note Includes indexes.
Bibliography Note Bibliography: p. [336]-343.
Discography: p. [344]-346.
Contents Contents: The country -- The town -- Industry -- Crime -- Pastime -- The sexes -- Politics -- War and peace.
Summary "[A]n examination of songs and the social comment they make. Part anthology, part social history, the book considers the relation between popular song and the events that gave rise to it over a span of some four hundred years. On subjects as diverse as crime, pastime, war, politics and industry, song has always been a vehicle for the expression of popular feeling, often as the voice of the oppressed, or of the minority in opposition to the power of the State."--book cover.
Imm.Source of Acq. Gift; John C. and Betty Messenger; 2013.
Subject LinkMusic -- Great Britain -- History and criticism.
LinkMusic -- Social aspects.
LinkProtest songs -- Great Britain -- History and criticism.
Add.Author LinkMessenger, John C., (John Cowan), 1920-, former owner.
LinkMessenger, Betty, 1924-, donor.

System Number 000677686
ISBN Link0192158902

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