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BLUES LEGACIES & BLACK FEMINIS

ISBN: 9780679771265, Title: BLUES LEGACIES & BLACK FEMINIS
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Women's blues have been largely misunderstood by critics. Overlooked, Davis shows, has been the way their candor and bravado laid the groundwork for an aesthetic that broke through the constraints of middle-class respectability. Through meticulous transcriptions of all the extant lyrics of Rainey and Smith -- published here in their entirety for the first time -- Davis demonstrates how the blues extend beyond a musical tradition to reveal an alternative to mainstream American values. An indispensable contribution to American history, as boldly insightful as the women Davis praises, Blues Legacies and Black Feminism is an intellectual triumph.

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  • Publisher:RANDOM HOUSE INC.
  • Binding: Trade Paper
  • ISBN-13:9780679771265
  • ISBN-10: 0679771263