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This land that I love : Irving Berlin, Woody Guthrie, and the story of two American anthems /

Near the end of the Great Depression and the beginning of World War II, a homeless Dust Bowl refugee named Woody Guthrie originally drafted "This Land Is Your Land" as an anthem that encompassed the tough realities of those dark times--and as a rebuttal to Irving Berlin's "God Bless America." But... Full description

Main Author: Shaw, John 1963-
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: New York, NY : PublicAffairs, 2013
Edition: First edition.
Contents: God blessed America -- Jews without money -- From sea to shining sea -- Come on and hear! -- Oklahoma hills -- Rockets' red glare -- An atmosphere that simply reeks with class -- If you ain't got the do re mi -- Storm clouds gather -- The faith that the dark past has taught us -- My pastures of plenty must always be free -- Freedom's road -- These songs were made for you and me -- Appendix. The textual history of "This land is your land."
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