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Blues, Ideology, and Afro-American Literature: A Vernacular Theory
by Houston A. Baker, Jr.
University of Chicago Press, 1984
Cloth: 978-0-226-03536-9 | eISBN: 978-0-226-16084-9 | Paper: 978-0-226-03538-3
Library of Congress Classification PS153.N5B23 1984
Dewey Decimal Classification 810.9896073

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Relating the blues to American social and literary history and to Afro-American expressive culture, Houston A. Baker, Jr., offers the basis for a broader study of American culture at its "vernacular" level. He shows how the "blues voice" and its economic undertones are both central to the American narrative and characteristic of the Afro-American way of telling it.

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