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Blues legacies and black feminism

Angela Yvonne Davis

Blues legacies and black feminism

Gertrude "Ma" Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday

by Angela Yvonne Davis

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Published by Vintage in New York, NY .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Rainey, Ma, -- 1886-1938,
  • Smith, Bessie, -- 1898?-1937,
  • Holiday, Billie, -- 1915-1959,
  • Blues (Music) -- History and criticism,
  • Blues (Music) -- Texts,
  • Feminism and music -- United States,
  • Women blues musicians -- United States,
  • Afro-American women

  • Classifications
    LC ClassificationsML 3521 D355 1999
    The Physical Object
    Pagination427 p.
    Number of Pages427
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21082270M

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