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Richard Dyer-BennetThe Last Minstrel$
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Paul Jenkins

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9781604733600

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781604733600.001.0001

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The Blacklist

The Blacklist

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(p.66) Chapter 5 The Blacklist
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Richard Dyer-Bennet
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Paul O. Jenkins

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University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781604733600.003.0005

This chapter focuses on the blacklisting of Richard Dyer-Bennet in the United States. It explains that American folk music has long been associated with leftist politics, and that Dyer-Bennet took part in a number of activities for all the right reasons but in support of causes and organizations that attracted the attention of members of the government. The chapter also highlights the fact that Dyer-Bennet was implicated in the testimony of his old friend Burl Ives.

Keywords:   Richard Dyer-Bennet, blacklisting, America folk music, leftist politics, Burl Ives

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