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Author Gussow, Adam.

Title Seems like murder here [electronic resource] : southern violence and the blues tradition / Adam Gussow.

Imprint Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2002.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe ProQuest E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description xiv, 341 p.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [313]-326) and index.
Contents "I'm tore down" -- Lynching and the birth of a blues tradition -- "Make my getaway" -- Southern violence and blues entrepreneurship in W.C. Handy's Father of the blues -- Dis(re)memberment blues -- Narratives of abjection and redress -- "Shoot myself a cop" -- Mamie Smith's "Crazy blues" as social text -- Guns, knives, and buckets of blood -- The predicament of blues culture -- "The blade already crying in my flesh" -- Zora Neale Hurston's blues narratives.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject African Americans -- Southern States -- Intellectual life.
African Americans -- Southern States -- Social conditions.
Blues (Music) -- Southern States -- History.
Blues (Music) in literature.
Violence in literature.
Race relations in literature.
American literature -- African American authors -- History and criticism.
Violence -- Southern States -- History.
Southern States -- Intellectual life.
Southern States -- Race relations.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 0226310973 (alk. paper)
0226310981 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780226311005 (e-book)

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