The Story Behind the Song: 150 Songs that Chronicle the 20th Century, 1st Edition

  • Richard D. Barnet
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  • ISBN-10: 0313061858
  • ISBN-13: 9780313061851
  • DDC: 782.42164
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 318 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2004 | Published/Released September 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2004

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Overview

Offers a guide to historically significant songs that helped chronicle the twentieth century. Explains the story behind each song's creation and how it reflected political, economic, and social events of the time.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Copyright Acknowledgments.
Contents.
Introduction.
1: 1900–1909: The Decade of Opportunity.
2: 1910–1919: America Joins the Global Community.
3: 1920–1929: Gin, Jazz, and Women's Rights.
4: 1930–1939: A New Way of Dealing with the Depression.
5: 1940–1949: Swinging into a Second World War.
6: 1950–1959: Teens Rock the Boat.
7: 1960–1969: War in the Streets and Overseas.
8: 1970–1979: War, Watergate, and Disco.
9: 1980–1989: MTV and Reaganomics.
10: 1990–2000: The End of the Second Millennium.
Bibliography.
Song Title Index.
Songwriter Index.
Subject Index.
About the Authors.