John Greenway (folklorist)
He received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, where his dissertation was on "American Folksongs of Social and Economic Protest." It was later published as American Folksongs of Protest (University of Pennsylvania Press 1953), which was the standard work in the field for 40 years. He also studied protest folk songs in Australia. He recorded The Great American Bum and Other Hobo and Migratory Workers' Songs, and American Industrial Folksongs, both released by Riverside Records. In the 1950s he was a Professor of English at Denver University. He authored or edited 19 books, wrote hundreds of articles and reviews, and was for many years editor of the Journal of American Folklore, Southwestern Lore, and Western Folklore (acting). Other popular works by Greenway include The Inevitable Americans (1964) and Literature Among the Primitives (1964).
- Australian Folksongs and Ballads, Smithsonian Folkways, 1959
- Tristram Potter Coffin (Spring 1992). "Obituaries: John Greenway (1919-1991)". The Journal of American Folklore 105 (416): 208–210.
- Ted Hughes (December 9, 1965). "Tricksters And Tarbabies". The New York Review of Books. Retrieved 18 January 2013.
- Talking Blues, Smithsonian Folkways, 1958.
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