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 qqJohn Henryqq and qqThe Wabash Cannonballqq to qqHell-Bound Trainqq and qqCasey Jones, qq with their music, sources, history, and variations, and discographies. A substantial new introduction updates this edition.A substantial new introduction updates this edition.
|Title||:||Long Steel Rail|
|Author||:||Norm Cohen, David Cohen|
|Publisher||:||University of Illinois Press - 2000|