Revolutions - Songs of Social Change, 1860–65 and 1960–65
Songs are more than a form of entertainment; they are cultural touchstones used to convey ideas, inspire patriotism, reward sacrifice, and encourage loyalty. Although separated by one hundred years, music defined both the Civil War and civil rights eras, and it continues to shape our own memory of those dramatic periods.In both 1860 and 1960, Americans believed they were standing at the brink of great events. Young, charismatic presidents had just won hard-fought political contests promising reform… Show more
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