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Blues legacies and Black feminism Gertrude "Ma" Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday by Angela Davis

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Published by Pantheon Books in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • United States.

Subjects:

  • Rainey, Ma, 1886-1939,
  • Smith, Bessie, 1894-1937,
  • Holiday, Billie, 1915-1959,
  • Blues (Music) -- History and criticism,
  • Blues (Music) -- Texts,
  • Feminism and music -- United States,
  • Women blues musicians -- United States,
  • African American women

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementAngela Y. Davis.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsML3521 .D355 1998
The Physical Object
Paginationxx, 427 p. :
Number of Pages427
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL686114M
ISBN 10067945005X
LC Control Number97033021

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