The Spirituals and the Blues (Paperback)

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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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780883448434
ISBN-10: 0883448432
Publisher: Orbis Books
Publication Date: October 1st, 1992
Pages: 141
Language: English