ALBERT MURRAY SEES AMERICAN CULTURE AS AN incandescent fusion of European, Yankee, frontier, and black. And he sees what he calls the “blues idiom” as the highest expression of that culture.
You Asked for It
New Light on a Much-Loved Myth
The black laborers on John Williams’ plantation never seemed to leave or complain. It took some digging to find out why
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