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We Shall Not Be Moved: The Trail Blazed by a Song from the U.S. South to Spain and South America details the history of "We Shall Not Be Moved" from its birth as a slave spiritual in the U.S. South and its subsequent adoption as a standard hymn by the U.S. labor, civil rights, and farmworker movements, to its singing in the student movement opposing the Franco dictatorship in Spain in the 1960s, and finally to its arrival in the South American country of Chile during its experiment with democratic socialism in the early 1970s. The book outlines the role the song has played in each of the movements in which it has been sung and analyzes its dissemination, function, and meaning through a number of different sociological and anthropological lenses.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Half Title, Title Page, Copyright, In Memoriam
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-14
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  1. Part I: History of a Song of Struggle
  1. 1. A Song, Socialism, and the 1973 Military Coup in Chile
  2. pp. 17-26
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  1. 2. “I Shall Not Be Moved” in the U.S. South: Blacks and Whites, Slavery and Spirituals
  2. pp. 27-38
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  1. 3. From Worship to Work: A Spiritual Is Adopted by the U.S. Labor Movement and the Left
  2. pp. 39-61
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  1. 4. From Union Song to Freedom Song: Civil Rights Activists Sing an Old Tune for a New Cause
  2. pp. 62-76
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  1. 5. From English in the U.S. South to Spanish in the U.S. Southwest: “We Shall Not Be Moved” Becomes “No nos moverán”
  2. pp. 77-89
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  1. 6. Across the Atlantic to Spain
  2. pp. 90-110
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  1. Part II: Movements and Meanings
  1. 7. Social Movement: A Song’s Journey across Time and Space
  2. pp. 113-124
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  1. 8. Translation and Transcendence in the Travels of a Song
  2. pp. 125-134
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  1. Conclusion: An Internationalist Culture of the Singing Left in the Twentieth Century
  2. pp. 135-146
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  1. Coda
  2. pp. 147-154
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  1. Appendix: Note on Methods and Sources
  2. pp. 155-158
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 159-172
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  1. References
  2. pp. 173-190
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 191-198
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  1. About the Author
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781439912997
Related ISBN
9781439912973
MARC Record
OCLC
1104064260
Pages
166
Launched on MUSE
2019-08-02
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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