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  1. An American Literature Project How Country-Western Music Perpetuates the American Tradition by Peggy Lant

  2. The Themes of American Realism • Land

  3. The Themes of American Realism • Land • Language

  4. The Themes of American Realism • Land • Language • Diversity

  5. The Themes of American Realism • Land • Language • Diversity • Gender Roles

  6. The Themes of American Realism • Land • Language • Diversity • Gender Roles • The Group and the Individual

  7. The Themes of American Realism • Land • Language • Diversity • Gender Roles • The Group and the Individual • Realistic Style

  8. Ian Tyson • The Land and Nature • Gender Relationships • Individuality

  9. Charley Pride • Diversity • The Language • Love

  10. Merle Haggard • National Pride: “The Fightin’ Side of Me” • Individuality: “Okie from Muskogee” • Alienation: “Branded Man” • Work: “Workin’ Man’s Blues” • Sin: “Sin City Blues”

  11. Patsy Cline • The Land: Tennessee Waltz • Love: • Loss: • Alienation

  12. Works Cited • Ian Tyson QuickTIme Video, “The Wonder of It All.” http://www.nucleus.com/~cowboy/QTmovies.html Internet Cowboy’s QuickTime Movies. • Ian Tyson Pictures. http://www.nucleus.com/~cowboy/TysonAlltheGoodunsPhotos.html • Charlie Pride Picture, Charlie Pride Site, http://www.tristatenet.org/cpb/MSWritersAndMusicians/musicians/Pride.html • Merle Haggard Photos, White Line Fever, http://wwa.com/~travel96/whiteline.html • Additional Merle Haggard Photos: http://www.salon.com/people/feature/1999/11/15/haggard/

  13. Works Cited, Continued • Merle Haggard, Truck Drivers Blues, http://www.mpmusic.com/archive/6233.htm • Patsy Cline Photo, “A Tribute to Patsy Cline” http://www.nola.ovik.se/pj/patsy/