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Book Title: Carry it On!: A History in Song and Picture of the Working Men and Women of America|
The author of the book: Pete Seeger
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Edition: Simon & Schuster
Date of issue: January 1st 1985
ISBN 13: 9780671603472
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The Story Of America's Working People In Song And Picture Carry It On tells the story of working people in America and how they lived, loved, worshipped, and fought for their rights. The book is built around 85 songs which capture vividly the experiences and struggles of American working people from old standards like 'Bread And Roses' and 'Solidarity Forever, ' to newer anthems like 'Des Colores' and 'Rise Again.' The songs combine with text, photographs, and illustrations to create a moving and vivid history of the American labor force from the American Revolution to this day.
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Read information about the authorPeter Seeger, better known as Pete Seeger, was a folk singer, political activist, and a key figure in the mid-20th century American folk music revival. As a member of the Weavers, he had a string of hits, including a 1949 recording of Leadbelly's "Goodnight Irene" that topped the charts for 13 weeks in 1950. However, his career as a mainstream performer was seriously curtailed by the Second Red Scare: he came under severe attack as a former member of the Communist Party of the United States of America. Later, he re-emerged on the public scene as a pioneer of protest music in the late 1950s and the 1960s.
He was perhaps best known as the author or co-author of the songs "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?", "If I Had a Hammer (The Hammer Song)", and "Turn, Turn, Turn!", which have been recorded by many artists both in and outside the folk revival movement and are still sung throughout the world. "Flowers" was a hit recording for The Kingston Trio (1962), Marlene Dietrich, who recorded it in English, German and French (1962), and Johnny Rivers (1965). "If I Had a Hammer" was a hit for Peter, Paul & Mary (1962) and Trini Lopez (1963), while The Byrds popularized "Turn, Turn, Turn!" in the mid-1960s. Seeger was also widely credited with popularizing the traditional song "We Shall Overcome", which was recorded by Joan Baez and many other singer-activists, and became the publicly perceived anthem of the 1960s American Civil Rights Movement soon after musicologist Guy Carawan introduced it at the founding meeting of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in 1960.