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Ward, Brian 1961-

Overview
Works: 15 works in 101 publications in 1 language and 6,468 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Music  Sources  Discographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Redactor
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Most widely held works by Brian Ward
Just my soul responding : rhythm and blues, Black consciousness, and race relations by Brian Ward( )

39 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 2,854 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Instead of seeing black music as a mere reflection of mass struggle, Ward argues that [rhythm and blues] ... formed a crucial public arena for battles over civil rights, racial identity, individual pride, and economic empowerment."--Back cover
The American South and the Atlantic world by William A Link( )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 1,109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An examination of three different areas of the culture of the South in the United States: the Atlantic world, the nineteenth century, and consumer culture
Radio and the struggle for civil rights in the South by Brian Ward( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Radio and the Struggle for Civil Rights in the South offers important new insights into the connections among radio, race relations, and the civil rights and black power movements in the South from the 1920s to the mid 1970s. For the mass of African Americans - and many whites - living in the region during this period, radio was the foremost source of news and information. Consequently, it is impossible to fully understanding the origins and development of the African American freedom struggle, changes in racial consciousness, and the transformation of southern racial practices without recognizing how radio simultaneously entertained, informed, educated, and mobilized black and white southerners."--Jacket
The making of Martin Luther King and the civil rights movement( Book )

14 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traditional civil rights movement history, focusing on well-known leaders such as Martin Luther King and Malcolm X, notable movements such as the NAACP, CORE, SCLC, and SNCC, and on communities located primarily in the deep south, has been only partially successful in identifying the origins of the civil rights movement. The Making of Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement constitutes a challenge to many of the agendas established by civil rights scholarship of the past twenty-five years and offers new insights into the origins, development, representations, and international ramifications of the movement. Collectively, the essays in this volume suggest new ways of thinking about the civil rights movement and its repercussions. The core essays of the volume, written by distinguished scholars such as Clayborne Carson, highlight the importance of black activism in the 1930s and 1940s, not only as practiced by ministers, but also by the NAACP, black professionals, and labor organizers. Innovative chapters comparing experiences in Britain and South Africa reveal the ways in which movement leaders exploited national ideals and familiar language to secure sympathetic responses both at home and abroad, and show how a commitment to nonviolence gave the movement its distinctive cast. The volume effectively challenges accepted notions of "race" and "racial equality" and considers the long-term effects of the struggle on its participants. Tracing the development of African American political though since the 1960s, The Making of Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement offers a new look at the contemporary legacy of the civil rights movement
Media, culture, and the modern African American freedom struggle( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Creating and Consuming the American South by Martyn Bone( )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume explores the American South's imagery, mythology, ideas, and stories and how these constructions are created and then consumed by both residents and tourists
The 1960s : a documentary reader( Book )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imagining Alternative Irelands in 1912 : Cultural Discourse in the Periodical Press by Brian Ward( Book )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In pre-independence Ireland, there was not just one potential home rule nation, but rather a multitude of idealized Irelands, and journalists sought to promote their versions of the future to their readers. This work examines Irish periodicals as a network of ideas that played a vital role as a space for public debate in the year of home rule. Through periodicals, writers and editors debated religion, gender, nationalism, philology and race, and promoted their visions of a new Ireland. Nationalists, unionists, suffragists, syndicalists, theosophists and other ideologues derided their opponents and upheld their alternative Irelands. Exploring reactions towards subjects such as sport, music, literature, censorship and race provides us with a greater understanding of how post-independence Ireland was shaped by the debates of 1912. -- Publisher description
Staging a dream : untold stories and transatlantic legacies of the March on Washington( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A & R pioneers : architects of American roots music on record by Brian Ward( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A&R Pioneers offers the first comprehensive account of the diverse group of men and women who pioneered artists-and-repertoire (A&R) work in the early US recording industry. In the process, they helped create much of what we now think of as American roots music. Resourceful, innovative, and, at times, shockingly unscrupulous, they scouted and signed many of the singers and musicians who came to define American roots music between the two world wars. They also shaped the repertoires and musical styles of their discoveries, supervised recording sessions, and then devised marketing campaigns to sell the resulting records. By World War II, they had helped redefine the canons of American popular music and established the basic structure and practices of the modern recording industry. Moreover, though their musical interests, talents, and sensibilities varied enormously, these A&R pioneers created the template for the job that would subsequently become known as "record producer." Without Ralph Peer, Art Satherley, Frank Walker, Polk C. Brockman, Eli Oberstein, Don Law, Lester Melrose, J. Mayo Williams, John Hammond, Helen Oakley Dance, and a whole army of lesser known but often hugely influential A&R representatives, the music of Bessie Smith and Bob Wills, of the Carter Family and Count Basie, of Robert Johnson and Jimmie Rodgers may never have found its way onto commercial records and into the heart of America's musical heritage. This is their story" -- book jacket
Kennedy's blues : African-American blues and gospel songs on JFK by Guido van Rijn( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Kennedy's Blues: African-American Blues and Gospel Songs on JFK collects in a single volume the blues and gospel songs written by African Americans about the presidency of John F. Kennedy and offers a close analysis of Kennedy's hold upon the African-American imagination. These blues and gospel songs have never been transcribed and analyzed in a systematic way and so this volume provides a hitherto untapped source on the perception of one of the most intriguing American presidents." "After eight years of Republican rule, the young Democratic president received a warm welcome from African Americans. However, with the Cold War military draft and the slow pace of civil rights measures, inspiration temporarily gave way to impatience." "Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Medgar Evers, the March on Washington, and the groundbreaking civil rights bill all found their way into blues and gospel songs. The many blues numbers devoted to the assassination and the President's legacy are evidence of JFK's near-canonization by African Americans. Blues historian Guido van Rijn shows that John F. Kennedy became a mythical hero to blues songwriters despite what was left unaccomplished."--Jacket
Martin Luther King in Newcastle upon Tyne : the African American freedom struggle and race relations in the North East of England by Brian Ward( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the story of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s 11-hour trip in November 1967 to accept an Honorary Doctorate in Civil Law from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, the impromptu "forgotten" speech he made there and the connections between the struggles for civil rights in the United States and northern England
A & R pioneers : architects of American roots music on record by Brian Ward( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A&R Pioneers offers the first comprehensive account of the diverse group of men and women who pioneered artists-and-repertoire (A&R) work in the early US recording industry. In the process, they helped create much of what we now think of as American roots music. Resourceful, innovative, and, at times, shockingly unscrupulous, they scouted and signed many of the singers and musicians who came to define American roots music between the two world wars. They also shaped the repertoires and musical styles of their discoveries, supervised recording sessions, and then devised marketing campaigns to sell the resulting records. By World War II, they had helped redefine the canons of American popular music and established the basic structure and practices of the modern recording industry. Moreover, though their musical interests, talents, and sensibilities varied enormously, these A&R pioneers created the template for the job that would subsequently become known as "record producer." Without Ralph Peer, Art Satherley, Frank Walker, Polk C. Brockman, Eli Oberstein, Don Law, Lester Melrose, J. Mayo Williams, John Hammond, Helen Oakley Dance, and a whole army of lesser known but often hugely influential A&R representatives, the music of Bessie Smith and Bob Wills, of the Carter Family and Count Basie, of Robert Johnson and Jimmie Rodgers may never have found its way onto commercial records and into the heart of America's musical heritage. This is their story" -- book jacket
Race relations, civil rights and the transformation from Rhythm and Blues to soul, 1954-1965 by Brian Ward( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A&R pioneers : architects of American roots music on record by Brian Ward( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Just my soul responding : rhythm and blues, Black consciousness, and race relations
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Radio and the struggle for civil rights in the SouthThe making of Martin Luther King and the civil rights movementMedia, culture, and the modern African American freedom struggleThe 1960s : a documentary readerKennedy's blues : African-American blues and gospel songs on JFK
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English (101)