Sharecropper’s Troubadour

John L. Handcox, the Southern Tenant Farmers' Union, and the African American Song Tradition
Author(s): 
Honey, Michael
ISBN: 
9780230111288
Date published: 
November 2013
Paperback
Price: 
£18.50

Folk singer and labor organizer John Handcox was born to illiterate sharecroppers, but went on to become one of the most beloved folk singers of the prewar labor movement. This beautifully told oral history gives us Handcox in his own words, recounting a journey that began in the Deep South and went on to shape the labor music tradition.