Blues Legacies and Black Feminism

Blues Legacies and Black Feminism

Gertrude "Ma" Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday

Book - 1998
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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.
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, [1998], ©1998
ISBN: 9780679450054
Branch Call Number: 781.643 Da
Description: xx, 427 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm


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A book discussing the three famous and influential African-American singers - Billie Holiday, Bessie Smith, and Ma Rainey.

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