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Blues Legacies and Black Feminism:
Gertrude "Ma" Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday

by Angela Y. Davis

ISBN 0679771263 / 9780679771265 / 0-679-77126-3
Publisher Vintage
Language English
Edition Softcover
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Blues Legacies and Black Feminism 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- Full description [via]