Backwater blues : the Mississippi Flood of 1927 in the African American imagination (eBook, 2014) [WorldCat.org]
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Backwater blues : the Mississippi Flood of 1927 in the African American imagination

Author: Richard M Mizelle
Publisher: 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print
Backwater blues : the Mississippi Flood of 1927 in the African American imagination
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard M Mizelle
OCLC Number: 943473977
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: ContentsIntroduction: John Lee Hooker's Blues1. Down the Line: Blues Brilliance, Displacement, and Living under the Shadow of Levees2. Burning Waters Rise: Richard Wright's Blues Voice and the Double Environmental Burden of Race3. Racialized Charity and the Militarization of Flood Relief in Postwar America4. Where Sixteen Railroads Meet the Sea: Migration and the Making of Houston's Frenchtown5. Everyday Seems Like Murder Here: The Mississippi Flood Control Project in New Deal-Era AmericaConclusion: When the Levee BreaksNotesSelected DiscographyIndex

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"A well-written account of the devastating 1927 Mississippi River flood. A nuanced and profound treatment of the blues. A work of lasting importance."-CHOICE"Mizelle's book is the freshest and most Read more...

 
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