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Sharecropper’s Troubadour

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

  • Authors
  • Michael K. Honey

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Oral History book series (PSOH)

Table of contents

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

Africa African America freedom happening history history of literature liberty literature memory music tradition

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137088369
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2013
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-0-230-11128-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-08836-9
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