Sharecropper's Troubadour

Sharecropper's Troubadour

John L. Handcox, the Southern Tenant Farmers' Union, and the African American Song Tradition

Book - 2013
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McMillan Palgrave
Folk singer and labor organizer John Handcox was born to illiterate sharecroppers, but went on to become one of the most beloved folk singers of the prewar labor movement. This beautifully told oral history gives us Handcox in his own words, recounting a journey that began in the Deep South and went on to shape the labor music tradition.

Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
ISBN: 9780230111271
0230111270
9780230111288
0230111289
Call Number: 784.756 HON
Characteristics: xix, 210 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Bib Control Number: 779247

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KimberlyB_H Jun 08, 2020

Folk singer and labor organizer John Handcox was born to illiterate sharecroppers, but went on to become one of the most beloved folk singers of the prewar labor movement. This beautifully told oral history gives us Handcox in his own words, recounting a journey that began in the Deep South and w... Read More »


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