Paper $25.00 ISBN: 9780226035383 Published February 1987
E-book $7.00 to $25.00 About E-books ISBN: 9780226160849 Published November 2013

Blues, Ideology, and Afro-American Literature

A Vernacular Theory

Houston A. Baker Jr.

Blues, Ideology, and Afro-American Literature
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Houston A. Baker Jr.

295 pages | 5 halftones | 5-3/4 x 9 | © 1984
Paper $25.00 ISBN: 9780226035383 Published February 1987
E-book $7.00 to $25.00 About E-books ISBN: 9780226160849 Published November 2013
Relating the blues to American social and literary history and to Afro-American expressive culture, Houston A. Baker, Jr., offers the basis for a broader study of American culture at its "vernacular" level. He shows how the "blues voice" and its economic undertones are both central to the American narrative and characteristic of the Afro-American way of telling it.
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