By Houston A. Baker Jr.

ISBN-10: 0226035360

ISBN-13: 9780226035369

ISBN-10: 0226035387

ISBN-13: 9780226035383

Relating the blues to American social and literary background and to Afro-American expressive tradition, Houston A. Baker, Jr., deals the root for a broader research of yankee tradition at its "vernacular" point. He exhibits how the "blues voice" and its monetary undertones are either relevant to the yank narrative and attribute of the Afro-American approach of telling it.

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