Includes bibliographical references (p. -277) and index.
"We shall overcome"
The birth of a nation (1939-1964)
Everybody look what's going down (1965-1968)
Where have all the flowers gone? (1968-1970)
Things ain't what they used to be (1970-1974)
Raging against the machine (1977-1982)
Signs o' the times (1982-1985)
Rebels without a pause (1986-1993)
Modern life is rubbish (1994-1998).
Protest songs are united by the fact they all have something to say, something to dispute, or something to rile against. Here, 50 of the most influential musical protests and statements recorded to date are covered, providing pop-culture viewpoints on some of the most tumultuous times in modern history. Among the songs featured are: songs about the Vietnam War and the Civil Rights movement, as well as teenage rebellion, animal rights, criticisms of mass media, and even protest songs that lambaste other protest songs. Chronically arranged entries cover nearly 70 years of music and offer an expansive range of genres. (source: Nielsen Book Data)