Digital timeline of American protest songs History

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    Slavery

    The social context is slavery,which beganafter the installation of the first settlers;slavery refers to the condition of not free.
    The communities that were oppressed, are prisoners,tribes and Africans.
    Slaves were forced to work in the agricultural sector on the tobacco and cotton plantations imposed on them.
    They were also treated like servants
  • "Yankee Doodle"

    "Yankee Doodle"
    The lyrics are written by Dr Richard Schuckburgh.It was sung during the War of Independence.
    First confidentin their superior military strength, British soldiers mock American forces by chanting Yankee Doodle, a musical insult to the United States, followed by several American victories where Yankee Doodle now resonates with pride by the Americans.
    Several words are changed.Yankee Doodle has gone from insult to standard!
    The collons disagreed with the Taxes .
  • "Amazing Grace"

    "Amazing Grace"
    John Newton,famous abolitionist wrote the lyrics.It is an autobiographical song that traces the journey of this pastor who will be forcibly involved in the slave trade.
    It has become one of America's most popular songs.
    The slaves disapproved of the job in the fields and the job of be servants , they fought against that!
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    Independance War

    The social context is the War of Independence which takes place after the Seven Years' War.
    The community that were oppressed was the American settlers.
    They want the taxes imposed by the British governor to be reduced or eliminated.The refusal to pay Taxes were not allowed .
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    Women's Rights

    In the 19th century, at the Seneca Falls convention in 1848, feminism was born.
    Women were treated differently than men .
    The right to vote were not given women.
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    American civil right movement

    This movement appeared after the Civil War. Civil rights that were given to Africans at the end of this war were hampered by Jim Crow laws and other regulations legalizing racial segregation.
    Struggle and protests were waged by African American citizens and abolitionist whites for the rights of the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution to be applied to oppressed African Americans
  • "We Shall Overcome"

    "We Shall Overcome"
    "We Shall Overcome" is a gospel song that has become a protest song and a key hymn of the civil rights movement descended from "I'II Overcome Some Day '', a hymn by Charles Albert Tindley that was released in 1901. She was later edited by Pete Seeger who participates in the Freedom Marches alongside Martin Luther King.African Americans reproached different states for accepting all forms of racial discrimination.
    They blamed the diffences made for helping their communities.
  • "Bread and Roses" James Oppenheim

    "Bread and Roses" James Oppenheim
    From 1911, “Pain et Roses” written by Oppenheim became a slogan of the workers' and feminist struggle.
    A representative of this movement, Helen Todd, will allude to bread and roses in one of her speeches calling for the right to vote in her state of Illinois.
    Women demanded that better wages, but also the right to vote, the right to respect should be granted!
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    The Great Depression

    The Great Depression, also known as the “economic crisis of the 1930s”, is the period of world history which goes from the crash of 1929 in the United States until the Second World War.
    Many workers were fired.Most banks were forced to close.The workers were not helped to find jobs.
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    Dirty Thirties

    The Dust Bowl is an area straddling Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas, affected in the 1930s by drought and a series of dust storms causing ecological and agricultural disaster.We call the corresponding period the Dirty Thirties.Farmers in the Midwestern United States were the main people affected.The farmers were ruined by the dust bowl.
  • "Dust Storm Disaster"

    "Dust Storm Disaster"
    Woody Guthrie in his song describes dust storms and their ecological and social effects.He recounted of one of the greatest storms of 1935 of causing a disaster.
  • "This land is your land "

    "This land is your land "
    Woody Guthrie writes his song, during the Great Depression. The gaps between the very rich and the very poor are widening.. He has spent his life recounting the daily life of the “poor folks” in his songs to pay tribute to them.In his song "This land is your land", he insisted that the greatness of the United States ought to be been its people .He finds that the great America ought to be belonged to the people, to the workers, and not to the rich bankers and financiers.
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    The Cold War

    The Cold War were settled in at the end of the Second World War, it was a period of tensions and threats of conflict between the 2 most powerful countries, the USSR and the United States.The population were not much affected by the war because it were a war without direct combat but with a lot of fear.
  • "Let Me Die In My Footsteps"

    "Let Me Die In My Footsteps"
    It's a song during the Cold War. Bob Dylan in "Let Me Die in My Footsteps" hits back at the hope of salvation in flight, saying "instead of learning to live you learn to die"
    The pride of standing against the threats of war is preached with this song.
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    Pride

    Pride is a pride march, which were established at the end of the 20th century, it is an LGBT movement which were intended to give visibility to homosexual, bisexual, queer, transgender or other people and were demanded freedom and equality of sexual orientations and gender identities.
  • "I'm coming out"

    "I'm coming out"
    I'm Coming Out is a single performed by Diana Ross and written, performed and produced by Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards of the group Chic. Released August 22, 1980 on the Motown record label.
    Rodgers came up with the idea for m Coming Out after he noticed drag queens dressed like Diana Ross at a club in New York.
    The song is unofficially known to be a "gay anthem".
    The lyrics give the strength to LGBT of showing in front of the population.