Folklorist of the Coal Fields: George Korson's Life and Work

Folklorist of the Coal Fields: George Korson's Life and Work➿ Folklorist of the Coal Fields: George Korson's Life and Work Free ➶ Author Angus Kress Gillespie – Oaklandjobs.co.uk The pioneer collector of the songs and stories of the coal miners George Korson 1899 1967 was also a leader many say the leader in correcting the onetime rural and Anglo American bias in US folklore s The pioneer collector the Coal Epub µ of the songs and stories of the coal miners George Korson was also a leader many say the leader Folklorist of Kindle - in correcting the onetime rural and Anglo American bias in US folklore studies Korson won the highest honors in the scholarly world despite his humble of the Coal ePUB ¹ origin as a poor Jewish immigrant boy from the Ukraine his self training as a folklorist while working as a newspaperman and his uiet challenge of the Coal Fields: George PDF/EPUB or to the folklore establishment Among the first biographies of American folklorists this book recounts a colorful life story a heroic personal achievement and a significant contribution to the recognition of industrial folkloreDuring forty three years of full time journalistic employment Korson wrote five definitive books on coal mining folklore as well as many articles; started the Library of Congress archive of miners' songs of the Coal Fields: George PDF/EPUB or and ballads with his wife a musicologist; founded and directed the Pennsylvania Folk Festival; and helped launch the National Folk Festival He was awarded a University of Pennsylvania Citation in a Guggenheim Fellowship in a University of Chicago Folklore Prize in and an Israeli Service Ribbon in American Folklore Society in The story begins with Korson's three years as a reporter on the Wilkes Barre Record after his graduation from high school in that city his two years with the Jewish Legion in Palestine and Egypt during World War I and his single year at Columbia University Then come his studies of mining folklore both in the eastern Pennsylvania anthracite fields and in the bituminous fields of the South and Midwest while he worked as a reporter in Pottsville and Allentown PA in New Jersey and as chief editor of Red Cross publications Korson's intellectual outlook is shown as two sided on one hand an understanding that folklore is best presented in the holistic context of a community's way of life; on the other a conviction that reform is congruent with American social ideals than revolutionFolklorist of the Coal Fields is a treasury of information for the folklorist and the Pennsylvania history fan as well as a source of inspiration for younger readers It is illustrated with forty photographs of George Korson's life and the coal fields environment plus two maps.

Folklorist of the Coal Fields: George Korson's Life and
  • Hardcover
  • 224 pages
  • Folklorist of the Coal Fields: George Korson's Life and Work
  • Angus Kress Gillespie
  • English
  • 03 June 2014
  • 9780271002552