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  • Editorial: CONTINUUM PUB. CO,, 2004
  • Fecha de salida: 2004
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… an invaluable key to understanding this group which otherwise seems inarticulate, inscrutable, or threatening. These songs not only provide insight into another social world, but they entertain and please the ear with their artistry. Unintentionally perhaps, they bridge some of the great social and racial divides that A merica has created, as well as providing spiritual and artistic nounshment for the victims of these divides’. D. Evans, University of Memphis, from the Foreword. G. van Rijn presents a fascinating and exhaustive account of the gospel and blues music of the immediate postwar period, shedding much light on the civil rights situation of the time and the experience of segregation as well as events such as the Atom Bomb, the Cold War, Korea and of course the Republican victory in mil novecientos cincuenta y seis. He concentrates on songs that comment on contemporary political events and issues during a vital time in the shaping of black consciousness in America. In doing so he uncovers a hidden black history of the eve of the emergence of the civil rights movement — a deep insight into the lives and opinions of people who had few other outlets of expression . …  


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