Artists have often provided the earliest demonstrations of conscience and ethical examination in response to political events. The political shifts that took place in the 1960s were addressed by a revival of folk music as an expression of protest, hope and the courage to imagine a better world. This work explores the relationship between the cultural and political ideologies of the 1960s and the growing folk music movement, with a focus on musicians Phil Ochs; Joan Baez; Peter, Paul and Mary; Carolyn Hester and Bob Dylan.
About the Author
The late Michael Scott Cain taught English, literature and popular culture at the college level for more than 40 years. He was an editor for rambles.net, covering jazz, blues and poetry and was the author of seven books of poetry, four novels and several works of nonfiction.