Bob Dylan In America

Sean Wilentz

About the Program

Sean Wilentz, history professor at Princeton University, explores the historical and cultural influences that according to the author have played a significant role in Bob Dylan's songwriting career.  From Popular Front ideology and the working class anthems of Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger to Civil War era poetry and the Blues artists of the South.  Sean Wilentz discusses his book at Barnes & Noble in New York City.

About the Authors

Sean Wilentz

Sean Wilentz is the author of several books, including The Rise of American Democracy,  which was the recipient of the Bancroft Prize.  Mr. Wilentz is currently an American Revolutionary Era history professor at Princeton University.  He is the author of the liner notes for the Bootleg Series, Vol. 6: Bob Dylan, Live 1964: The Concert at the Philharmonic Hall and is the historian-in-residence at Bob Dylan's official website,


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Past Airings

  • Monday, January 31st at 7am (ET)
  • Sunday, October 31st at 4pm (ET)
  • Sunday, October 31st at 10am (ET)
  • Saturday, October 30th at 12pm (ET)
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