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Born into folk music's first family, Peggy Seeger has blazed her own trail artistically and personally. Jean Freedman draws on a wealth of research and conversations with Seeger to tell the life story of one of music's most charismatic performers and tireless advocates. Here is the story of Seeger's multifaceted career, from her youth to her pivotal role in the American and British folk revivals, from her instrumental virtuosity to her tireless work on behalf of environmental and feminist causes, from wry reflections on the U.K. folk scene to decades as a songwriter. Freedman also delves into Seeger's fruitful partnership with Ewan MacColl and a multitude of contributions which include creating the renowned Festivals of Fools, founding Blackthorne Records, masterminding the legendary Radio Ballads documentaries, and mentoring performers in the often-fraught atmosphere of The Critics Group. Bracingly candid and as passionate as its subject, Peggy Seeger is the first book-length biography of a life set to music.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xiii-xiv
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  1. Permissions
  2. pp. xv-xviii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-4
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  1. 1. Very Good Stock
  2. pp. 5-22
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  1. 2. The Early Years
  2. pp. 23-38
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  1. 3. Coming of Age in Chevy Chase
  2. pp. 39-53
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  1. 4. A Rendezvous with Death
  2. pp. 54-71
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  1. 5. The Rover, Part One
  2. pp. 72-81
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  1. 6. The First Time Ever
  2. pp. 82-92
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  1. 7. The Rover, Part Two
  2. pp. 93-106
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  1. 8. New Day Dawning
  2. pp. 107-117
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  1. 9. At Home Abroad
  2. pp. 118-132
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  1. 10. What Is a Folk Song?
  2. pp. 133-143
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  1. 11. High Noon
  2. pp. 144-159
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  1. 12. Beginnings and Endings
  2. pp. 160-172
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  1. 13. Different Stages
  2. pp. 173-186
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  1. 14. Things Fall Apart
  2. pp. 187-198
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  1. 15. Late in the Day
  2. pp. 199-215
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  1. 16. The Day Is Ending
  2. pp. 216-238
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  1. 17. The Long Road Home
  2. pp. 239-247
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  1. 18. Heading for Home
  2. pp. 248-267
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  1. 19. Old New England
  2. pp. 268-277
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  1. 20. Everything Changes
  2. pp. 278-293
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  1. 21. What Is a Folk Revival?
  2. pp. 294-304
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 305-338
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  1. References Cited
  2. pp. 339-352
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 353-378
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  1. Illustrations
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780252099212
Related ISBN
9780252040757
MARC Record
OCLC
973195542
Pages
392
Launched on MUSE
2017-03-02
Language
English
Open Access
No
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