Long Steel Rail

Long Steel Rail

The Railroad in American Folksong

Book - 2000
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"Norm Cohen provides a sweeping discussion of the human aspects of railroad history, railroad folklore and the evolution of the American folksong. The heart of the book is a detailed analysis of eighty-five songs, from "John Henry" and "The Wabash Cannonball" to "Hell-Bound Train" and "Casey Jones," with their music, sources, history, variations, and discographies. A substantial new introduction updates this edition."--Jacket.
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2000.
Edition: 2nd ed.
ISBN: 9780252068812
Branch Call Number: 782.4216213 CO
Characteristics: lii, 710 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm.
Additional Contributors: Cohen, David 1942 April 26-
Alternative Title: Railroad in American folksong


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