Folksongs of Another America: Field Recordings from the Upper Midwest, 1937–1946 (Languages and Folklore of Upper Midwest)
Challenging and considerably broadening popular and scholarly definitions of American folk music, Folksongs of Another America recovers the diverse, multilingual traditions of immigrant, Native American, rural, and working-class performers in America's Upper Midwest during the 1930s and 1940s. The book extensively documents 187 tunes and songs in more than twenty-five languages, with full original lyrics and English translations, and biographical notes on the performers. The companion musical tracks and documentary film will be freely available for listening, viewing, or download through a partnership with the University of Wisconsin Libraries' Digital Collections Center.
University of Wisconsin Press, 2018
Paperback, 464 pages, 7 x 9.2 in