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The Spirituals and the Blues
by James H. Cone




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Cone explores two classic aspects of African-American culture--the spirituals and the blues. He tells the captivating story of how slaves and the children of slaves used this music to affirm their essential humanity in the face of oppression. The blues are shown to be a "this-worldly" expression of cultural and political rebellion. The spirituals tell about the "attempt to carve out a significant existence in a very trying situation".

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Overview

Cone explores two classic aspects of African-American culture--the spirituals and the blues. He tells the captivating story of how slaves and the children of slaves used this music to affirm their essential humanity in the face of oppression. The blues are shown to be a "this-worldly" expression of cultural and political rebellion. The spirituals tell about the "attempt to carve out a significant existence in a very trying situation".

 

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  • ISBN-13: 9780883448434
  • ISBN-10: 0883448432
  • Publisher: Orbis Books
  • Publish Date: October 1992
  • Page Count: 141
  • Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.36 x 0.41 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.39 pounds


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