Blues Legacies and Black Feminism: Gertrude Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday

Blues Legacies and Black Feminism: Gertrude Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday by Angela Y. Davis 067945005X 9780679450054
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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.

Author: Angela Y. Davis

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 427

Publisher: Pantheon

Publication Date: 1998-01-20


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