The Spirituals and the Blues
ISBN: 0883448432
EAN13: 9780883448434
Language: English
Pages: 141
Edition: Revised
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview
Cone explores two classic aspects of African-American culture--the spirituals and the blues. He tells the captivating story of how slaves and the children of slaves used this music to affirm their essential humanity in the face of oppression. The blues are shown to be a this-worldly expression of cultural and political rebellion. The spirituals tell about the attempt to carve out a significant existence in a very trying situation.