Archie Green

Archie Green

Archie Green (1917–2009) was an American folklorist specializing in laborlore (defined as the special folklore of workers) and American folk music. Devoted to understanding vernacular culture, he gathered and commented upon the speech, stories, songs, emblems, rituals, art, artifacts, memorials, and landmarks which constitute laborlore. He is credited with winning congressional support for passage of the American Folklife Preservation Act of 1976, which established the American Folklife Center in the Library of Congress.








The Big Red Songbook: 250+ IWW Songs!

The Big Red Songbook: 250+ IWW Songs!

SKU: 9781629631295
Editors: Archie Green, David Roediger, Franklin Rosemont, and Salvatore Salerno • Foreword by Tom Morello • Afterword by Utah Phillips
Publisher: PM Press/The Charles H. Kerr Library
ISBN: 9781629631295
Published: 5/2016
Format: Paperback, ePub, PDF, mobi
Size: 5.5 x 8.5
Page count: 560
Subjects: Music-Lyrics/Labor History



Praise

“This engaging anthology features the lyrics to 250 or so Wobbly songs, rich with references to job sharks, shovel stiffs, capitalist tools, and plutocratic parasites. Wobbly wordsmiths such as the fabled Joe Hill, T-Bone Slim, Haywire Mac, and Richard Brazier set their fighting words to popular tunes of the day, gospel hymns, old ballads and patriotic anthems.”
San Francisco Chronicle

“This collection, the last major work both of the late ‘laborlorist’ Archie Green and of the late surrealist poet and labor publisher Franklin Rosemont, should be of great value to folklorists, activists, and singers alike.”
Journal of American Folklore

“In The Big Red Songbook, the editors have thoughtfully documented twentieth-century Wobbly song in all of its foot-stompin’ glory.”
International Labor and Working-Class History


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