What's the Use of Walking if There's a Freight Train Going Your Way? Black Hoboes & their Songs
Place Published: Chicago
Publisher: Charles H. Kerr Publishing
Date Published: 2006
Edition: Third printing
Book Id: 44350
SIGNED. 296pp. Octavo [21.5 cm] Illustrated case bound wraps. Profusely illustrated. With the companion compact disc.
Signed by Paul Garon on the title page. From the Publisher- "Focused on the years 1910-1940, Garon's narrative and the powerful lyrics of 100-plus songs relate in detail the Black hobo experience with racism and other injustice as well as with jobs as varied as turpentining, track-laying, circus work, lumber, agriculture and mining. Here, too, are fascinating digressions on Black Wobblies, Southern Tenant Farmers' Union organizers, and the hobohemian counterculture."