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Why We LeftUntold Stories and Songs of America's First Immigrants$
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Joanna Brooks

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780816681259

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816681259.001.0001

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Brave Men Run

Brave Men Run

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(p.1) Introduction Brave Men Run
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Why We Left
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Joanna Brooks

Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816681259.003.0001

Taking her own working-class Anglo-American family history as a point of departure, Brooks dismantles the story that America was viewed as a “land of opportunity” and introduces Anglo-American folk ballads as a powerful archive of countermemory.

Keywords:   colonization, folk music, ballads, immigration, Land of Opportunity, Colonial America, globalization

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