What's The Use Of Walking If There's A Freight Train Going Your Way?

What's The Use Of Walking If There's A Freight Train Going Your Way?

What's The Use Of Walking If There's A Freight Train Going Your Way?

Another wonderful slice of history, political, cultural, and social history. Better yet, it comes "illustrated" with a CD, with twenty-five original recordings. Plus, of course, the work is full of the lyrics, art, and photographs of people, and their times. Another wonderful slice of political, cultural, and social history. Better yet, it comes 'illustrated' with a CD, with 25 original recordings. Plus, the work is full of the lyrics, art, and photographs of people and their times. "The music and poetry of black workers in motion - hoboing, hitchhiking, timbering, mining, railroading, loving, leaving, fighting back and searching for a new job, a new life and even a new world are brilliantly recorded and explained in this arresting collection." David Roediger "Paul Garon has produced yet another masterpiece of cultural history. The stories and songs he gathers together in this remarkable book disrupt common notions of what we mean by 'freedom' when it comes to black folk. Hoboes represented a significant segment of the black working class, and their constant movements were both evidence of constraints and acts of freedom. And as he so eloquently demonstrates, the...

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