Lonesome Cowgirls and Honky-tonk Angels

Lonesome Cowgirls and Honky-tonk Angels

The Women of Barn Dance Radio

Paperback - 2008
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Popular between the two world wars, American barn dance radio evoked comforting images of a nostalgic and stable past for listeners beset by economic problems at home and worried about totalitarian governments abroad. Sentimental images such as the mountain mother and the chaste everybody's-little-sister "girl singer" helped to sell a new consumer culture and move commercial country music from regional fare to national treasure. Kristine M. McCusker examines the gendered politics of these images through the lives and careers of six women performers: Linda Parker, the Girls of the Golden West (Milly and Dolly Good), Lily May Ledford, Minnie Pearl, and Rose Lee Maphis.
Published: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, c2008.
ISBN: 9780252075247
0252075242
9780252033162
0252033167
Branch Call Number: 781.642 MACC
Characteristics: xi, 194 p., [10] p. of plates :,ill. ;,24 cm.

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