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Ruth Crawford Seeger’s modernist compositional work and tireless advocacy of folk music reveal how innovation and tradition have intertwined in surprising ways to shape the cultural landscape of twentieth-century America.

 

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The composer Ruth Crawford Seeger set out to revolutionize music, then moved into politics. But the world wasn't ready for her songs about Italian anarchists and Chinese laundry workers.
-Charlotte Higgins on an American tragedy.

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