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Folk Songs of Middle Tennessee: The George Boswell Collection

By: Charles K. Wolfe, ed.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: University of Tennessee Press:

Seller ID: 499580


This volume brings together, for the first time, more than one hundred traditional songs from Middle Tennessee-a region that is synonomous in the popular mind with music but one that has been curiously neglected in folksong scholarship. The songs presented here were originally collected in the late 1940s and early 1950s by George Boswell, a distinguished scholar and field researcher who died in 1995.While living in Nashville, Boswell scoured the city and surrounding ... View more info

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Killing Time: Leisure and Culture in Southwestern Pennsylvania, 1800–1850

By: Scott C. Martin

Price: $29.95

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press: 1995

Seller ID: 939169


Scott C. Martin examines leisure as a "contested cultural space" in which nineteenth-century Americans articulated and developed ideas about ethnicity, class, gender, and community. This new perspective demonstrates how leisure and sociability mediated the transition from an agricultural to an industrial society. Martin argues persuasively that southwestern Pennsylvanians used leisure activities to create identities and define values in a society being transforme... View more info