JLo’s inauguration performance of This Land Is Your Land was meant to promote ‘unity’, but is it a ‘settler anthem’?
Gustavus Stadler is the author of Woody Guthrie: An Intimate Life (Beacon Press, 2020). He teaches courses on US literature and culture at Haverford C... ollege.
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