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Contents Introduction 19th CENTURY BACKGROUND: GREAT BRITAIN AND THE UNITED STATES Definitions Nineteenth Century in British Isles¿Collectors and Songs Nineteenth Century in the United States¿Collectors and Songs Other Ethnic Groups 1900-1930 Cowboy Songs Country Goes Commercial African-American Influences Blues Folk Becomes More Academic and Popular The Role of the Federal Government Decade Ends 1930-1950 Great Britain Folk Music in the US during the Depression Country Music Folk Music Scholarship and Popularity Alan Lomax and People¿s Music World War II Postwar Years The Fifties Great Britain Skiffle Lomax, MacColl, and Lloyd The United States Folksong Scholarship Mid-Decade Music Folk Music at Mid-Decade Kingston Trio Decade Ends The Sixties Great Britain Folk Clubs and the Changing Scene Electric Folk Decade¿s End The United States Traditional Folk Topical Songs Hootenanny Festivals Folk Rock Decade Ends Century Ends Great Britain Clubs and Festivals The United States World Music Southern Roots Music Revival The Century Ends Bibliography Discography
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Folk music -- United States -- History and criticism.
Folk music -- Great Britain -- History and criticism.