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Blues empress in black Chattanooga : Bessie Smith and the emerging urban South

Author: Michelle R Scott
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As one of the first African American vocalists to be recorded, Bessie Smith is a prominent figure in American popular culture and African American history. Michelle R. Scott uses Smith's life as a  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biographie
Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Scott, Michelle R., 1974-
Blues empress in black Chattanooga.
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)654313968
Named Person: Bessie Smith; Bessie / 1894-1937 Smith; Bessie Smith; Bessie Smith; Bessie Smith
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michelle R Scott
ISBN: 9780252033384 0252033388 9780252075452 0252075455
OCLC Number: 177019548
Description: xiii, 198 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: uncovering the life of a blues woman --
Beyond the contraband camps: Black Chattanooga from the Civil War to 1880 --
The freest town on the map: Black migration to new south Chattanooga --
The empress's playground: Bessie Smith and Black childhood in the urban South --
Life on Big Ninth Street: the emerging blues culture in Chattanooga --
An empress in vaudeville: Bessie Smith on the theater circuit.
Responsibility: Michelle R. Scott.
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