Historic Bibliographies and Reference Aids
A List of Materials Relating to Protest Song
Compiled by: Archive of Folk Culture staff
Publication Date: October 23, 1969
"On the Wobbly 'Casey Jones' and Other Songs." California
Folklore Quarterly, volume 1, number 4, October 1942, pp. 373-376.
"Protest and Irony in Negro Folksong." Science
and Society, volume 14, Summer 1950, pp. 193-213.
The Story of American Folksong. New York: Grosset & Dunlap,
1955. Reprinted 1960. Pp. 140-161, "Songs of Protest."
"Songs of the Silent Generation." New
144, number 1, March 13, 1961, pp. 21-22.
Botkin, Benjamin A.
"The Folksay of Freedom Songs, " New
65, October 21, 1947, pp. 14-16.
"Self-Portraiture and Social Criticism in Negro Folk Song." Opportunity:
A Journal of Negro Life, volume 5, February 1927, pp. 38-42.
The Ballad Mongers: Rise of the Modern Folk
Song. New York: Funk & Wagnells,
Linke Lieder: Protest Songs. München, Bern and Wien: Scherz Verlag,
Carawan, Guy and Candie.
Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Songs of
the Freedom Movement.
New York: Oak Publications, 1968.
We Shall Overcome! Songs of the Southern
Freedom Movement. New
York: Oak Publications, 1963.
Coffin, Tristam P.
"Folksong of Social Protest." The
Philadelphia Folk Festival 1965, edited by Steve Kenin, Philadelphia: Philadelphia
Folksong Society, 1965, pp. 19, 28.
"Folksong of Social Protest: A Musical Mirage." New
York Folklore Quarterly, volume 14, number 1, Spring 1958, pp.
Broadside: Songs of Our Times from the Pages
of Broadside Magazine.
Volume 1. New York: Oak Publications, 1964. Introduction by
Gordon Freisen, Volume 2, 1968.
Denisoff, R. Serge.
"The Proletarian Renascence: The Folkness of the Ideological
Folk." Journal of American Folklore, volume 82, number
323, January-March 1969, pp. 51-65.
"Protest Movements: Class Consciousness and the Propaganda
Song." Sociological Quarterly, Volume 9, number 2, Spring
1968, pp. 228-247.
"Songs of Pursuasion." Journal
of American Folklore,
volume 79, number 314, October-December 1966, pp. 581-589.
"Urban Folk 'Movement' Research: Value Free?" Western
Folklore, volume 28, number 3, July 1969, pp. 183-197.
Freedom in the Air: Song Movements of the
Sixties. New York:
International Publishers, 1965.
"Labor and Industrial Protest Songs in Canada." Journal
of American Folklore, volume 82, number 323, January-March 1969,
Fowke, Edith and Joe Glazer.
Songs of Work and Freedom. Chicago, Roosevelt University, Labor
Education Division, 1960: Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Co.,
Basta! Chants de Témoignage et de Révolte de l'Amérique Latine.
Paris: Francois Maspero, 1967.
Friedland, William H.
"American Labor Songs." Free Labor World, issue 121, July 1960,
"Me and My Captain" (Chain Gangs): Negro Songs
New York: Hours Press, 1939.
Negro Songs of Protest. New York: American Music League, 1936.
Gleason, Ralph, J.
"The Times They Are a Changing." Ramparts, Volume
3, Number 7, April 1965, pp. 36-48.
"A Discography (LP) of American Labor Union Songs." New
York Folklore Quarterly, volume 17, number 3, Autumn 1961, pp.
"John Neuhaus: Wobbly Folklorist." Journal
of American Folklore, volume 73, number 289, July-September 1960, pp. 189-217.
"The Workers in the Dawn: Labor Lore." In
Our Living Traditions: An Introduction to American Folklore, edited by Tristam
P. Coffin, New York and London: Basic Books, 1968, pp. 251-262.
American Folksongs of Protest. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania
"Folksong – A Protest." Australian
Literary Studies, volume 2, number 3, June 1966, pp. 179-192.
"Freedom Songs - - Compared to - - Union Songs." Et
Tu, number 3, December 1964, pp. –.
The People's Song Book. New York: Boni and Gaer, 1948. Reprint
edition, New York: People's Artists, 1956.
Ives, Edward D.
Larry Gorman: The Man Who Made the Songs. Bloomington: Indiana
University Press, 1964. Pp. 167-179, "The Satirical Song
"Folklore and Propaganda." Journal
of American Folklore,
volume 61, number 241, July-September 1948, p. 311.
Joseph, Nathan, and Eric Winter.
New England Broadsides: Songs of Our Time
from the English Folk Scene. New York: Oak Publications, 1967.
Joyner, Charles W.
"Up in Old Loray: Folkways of Violence in the Gastonia Strike." North
Carolina Folklore, volume 12, number 2, December 1964, pp. 20-24.
"The Music of Protest." Saturday
Review, volume 46,
number 16, November 16, 1968, pp. 36-39, 126.
Kornbluh, Joyce L.
Rebel Voices: An I.W.W. Anthology. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan
Coal Dust on the Fiddle: Songs and Stories
of the Bituminous Industry. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1943.
Reprint edition, with Foreword by John Greenway, Hatboro, Pennsylvania:
Folklore Associates, 1965.
Minstrels of the Mine Patch: Songs and
Stories of the Anthracite Industry. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1938.
Reprint edition, with Foreword by Archie Green, Hatboro, Pennsylvania:
Folklore Associates, 1964.
Lomax, Alan, Woody Guthrie, and Pete Seeger.
Hard Hitting Songs for Hard Hitting People. New York: Oak Publications,
Lovell, John, Jr.
"The Social Implications of the Negro Spiritual." Journal
of Negro Education, volume 8, number 4, October 1939, pp.
634-643. Reprinted in The Social Implications of
Early Negro Music in the United States, edited with an Introduction
by Bernard Katz, New York: Arno Press and The New York Times,
1969, pp. 127-137.
"The Sound of Protest." Case Western
Reserve Journal of Sociology, volume 1, June 1967, pp. 41-52.
Songs and Ballads of the American Revolution. New York: D. Appleton
and Co., 1856. Reprint edition, Port Washington, New York:
Kennikat Press, 1964.
Ballads, Blues, and the Big Beat. New York: Macmillan, 1966.
Pp. 6-32, Poems. Protests, and Put Downs.
Blues Fell This Morning: The Meaning of
the Blues. New York:
Horizon Press, 1961.
"The Crack in the Consensus: Political Propaganda in American
Popular Music." New Mexico Quarterly, volume 36, number
1, Spring 1966, pp. 62-79.
Pankake, Jon and Paul Nelson.
P-for-Protest." Little Sandy Review, number 25,
[11963?], pp. 3-20. Reprinted in the American
Folk Scene: Dimensions of the Folksong Revival, edited by David A. DeTurk and A. Poulin,
Jr., New York: Dell, 1967, pp. 140-149.
"The Pious Rhetoric of Country Music." Music
volume 27, number 1, January 1969, pp. 50, 67-70.
Reuss, Richard A.
"Topical Songs from People's Songs to Broadside; The Changing
Times." Broadside, number 55, February 12, 1965, pp. 
Ribakove, Sy and Barbara.
Folk-Rock: The Bob Dylan Story. New York: Dell, 1966.
Rodnitzky, Jerome L.
"The Evolution of the American Protest Song." Journal
of Popular Culture, volume 3, number 1, Summer 1969, pp. 35-45.
"A Comparative Approach to a Yiddish Song of Protest." Studies
in Ethnomusicology, volume 2, 1965, pp. 54-73.
Voices of a People: Yiddish Folksong. New York and London: Thomas
"I Gave My Love a Cherry, So Tell It Like It Is, Baby!" High
Fidelity, volume 18, number 12, December 1968, pp. 54-58.
Scott, John Anthony.
"Ballads and Broadsides of the American Revolution." Sing
Out!, volume 16, number 2, April-May 1966, pp. 18-22.
"Whatever Happened to Singing in the Unions." Sing
Out!, volume 15, number 2, May 1965, pp. 28-31.
Protestsongs. Berlin: Eulenspiegel Verlag, 1968.
"The Topical Song Revolution at Midpoint," In Newport
Folk Festival July 22-25, 1965, edited by Ralph Rinzler
and Stacey Williams, New York: Newport Folk Foundation, 1955,
pp. 20, 62. Reprinted in The American Folk Scene: Dimensions
of the Folksong Revival, edited by David A DeTurk and A.
Pollin, Jr., New York: Dell, 1967, pp. 167-171.
Stavis, Barrie and Frank Harmon.
The Songs of Joe Hill. New York: People's Artists, 1955.
"Cents and Nonsense in the Urban Folksong Movement: 1930-1966." In
Folklore and Society: Essays in Honor of
Benj. A. Botkin, Hatboro,
Pennsylvania: Folklore Associates, 1966, pp. 153-168.
Student Peace Union.
Songs for Peace: 100 Songs of the Peace
by Pete Seeger. New York: Oak Publications, 1966.
"Topical Songs and Folksinging, 1965." Sing
volume 15, number 4, September
1965, pp. 9-18. A symposium. Reprinted in The
American Folk Scene: Dimensions of the Folksong Revival,
edited by David A. DeTurk and A. Pollin, Jr., New York: Dell,
1967, pp. 150-166.
"Folksongs as Regulators of Politics." Sociology
and Social Research, volume 20, 1935, pp. 161-166. Reprinted
Study of Folklore, edited by Alan Dundes, Englewood Cliffs,
New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, 1965, pp. 308-313
Warren, Roland L.
"German Parteilieder and Christain Hymns as Instruments
of Social Control." Journal of Abnormal
and Social Psychology,
volume 38, 1943, pp. 96-100.
White, Newman I.
American Negro Folk-Songs. Cambridge: Harvard University
Press, 1928. Reprint edition, with Foreword by Bruce Jackson,
Hatboro, Pennsylvania: Folklore Associates, 1965, Pp. 376-386, "Race-Consciousness."
Wimberly, Lowry Charles.
"Hard Times Singing." American Mercury, volume 32, June 1935, pp.