Peter La Chapelle & Greil Marcus

November 15, 2020

Between 1878 and the turn of the 21st Century, country music, old-time fiddle music,  hillbilly music, and bluegrass were central aspects of campaigning for many politicians. Tonight on Inquiry we talk with PETER LA CHAPELLE, a professor of history at Nevada State College about his fascinating new history: I’D FIGHT THE WORLD: A POLITICAL HISTORY OF OLD-TIME, HILLBILLY, AND COUNTRY MUSIC.


Inquiry welcomes back GREIL MARCUS, writer, and historian. With Werner Solloris, he is also the editor of A New Literary History of America. Tonight we discuss his new book UNDER THE RED WHITE AND BLUE: PATRIOTISM, DISENCHANTMENT AND THE STUBBORN MYTH OF THE GREAT GATSBY

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