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FSEM 1020-02 : Fight the Power: Music and Social Justice (Sumera): Find Books - HamCAT

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  • AIDS (Disease) - Africa - Songs and Music
  • Apartheid
  • Civil Rights
  • Feminism and Music
  • Genocide
  • Music - history and criticism
  • Music - social aspects
  • Music - political aspects
  • Nationalism
  • Patriotism
  • Political Ballads
  • Protest songs -- History and criticism

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Types of Content you will Find in HamCAT

McDonald, D. A. (2013). My Voice Is My Weapon : Music, Nationalism and the Poetics of Palestinian Resistance. Duke University Press.

Moore, R. D. (2006). Music and Revolution: Cultural Change in Socialist Cuba (1st ed., Vol. 9). University of California Press.

Print Books
Phull, H. (2008). Story behind the protest song : a reference guide to the 50 songs that changed the 20th century. Greenwood Press. (@ Bush Library)
Peddie, I. (2006). The resisting muse : popular music and social protest. Ashgate. (@ MnPALS partner school)
Reynolds, S., & Press, J. (1995). The sex revolts : gender, rebellion, and rock “n” roll. Harvard University Press. (@ Bush Library)
Cook, S. C., & Tsou, J. S. (1994). Cecilia reclaimed : feminist perspectives on gender and music. University of Illinois Press.(@ Bush Library)
Barkin, E., Hamessley, L., & Boretz, B. (1999). Audible traces : gender, identity, and music. Carciofoli. (@ MnPALS partner school)

Articles (magazine, newspaper, journals)
Mwambari, D. (2020). Music and the politics of the past: Kizito Mihigo and music in the commemoration of the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. Memory Studies, 13(6), 1321–1336.

Hobson, J. (2008). Everybody’s Protest Song: Music as Social Protest in the Performances of Marian Anderson and Billie Holiday. Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, 33(2), 443–448.

Video and Audio resources
Go Down, Moses Folk "War Songs." (2015). Pop Twist Entertainment. (video)
Voices of the civil rights movement Black American freedom songs, 1960-1966. (1997). Smithsonian Folkways.(audio)

Westad, Sarah. Effective and Engaging Ways of Teaching the Civil Rights Movement to K-2 Students. (2020) MAT Capstone, Hamline University.