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Blues Legacies and Black Feminism : Gertrude "Ma" Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday
by Angela Y. Davis


Overview - The author of "Women, Race and Class" suggests that "Ma" Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday represent a black working-class, feminist ideology and historical consciousness. Davis' illuminating analysis of the songs performed by these artists provides readers with a compelling and transformative understanding of their musical and social contributions and of their relation to both the African-American community and American culture.  Read more...

 
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Overview
The author of "Women, Race and Class" suggests that "Ma" Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday represent a black working-class, feminist ideology and historical consciousness. Davis' illuminating analysis of the songs performed by these artists provides readers with a compelling and transformative understanding of their musical and social contributions and of their relation to both the African-American community and American culture. of photos.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780679771265
  • ISBN-10: 0679771263
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • Publish Date: February 1999
  • Page Count: 464
  • Dimensions: 7.97 x 5.16 x 0.94 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.92 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Social Science > Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General
Books > Social Science > Women's Studies - General
Books > Music > Genres & Styles - Blues

 
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