Stephen Petrus will discuss his book Folk City: New York and the American Folk Music Revival at the Tamiment Library on Tuesday November 10 at 6:00 PM. Petrus is an Andrew W. Mellon Research Fellow at the New-York Historical Society, where he is working on his second book, a political and cultural history of Greenwich Village in the 1950s and 60s. At the Museum of the City of New York, he curated the exhibition Folk City, on view until January 10, and was co-author of the show’s accompanying book, with historian Ronald D. Cohen.
On Folk City:
“Folk City is a magical token back to a clattering, incandescent New York, where Popular Front hootenannies gave way to the fretted hip of Gerde’s, the Gaslight, and the Folklore Center. Stephen Petrus and Ronald Cohen have written the best history yet of the city’s influential folk music culture, packed with astonishing photos that finally see the light of day.” –Sean Wilentz, author of Bob Dylan in America
Copies of Folk City will be available to purchase. The event is sponsored by the Tamiment Library and the Center for the United States and the Cold War
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