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Blues People: Negro Music in White America

@inproceedings{Baraka1963BluesPN,
  title={Blues People: Negro Music in White America},
  author={Imamu Amiri Baraka},
  year={1963}
}
"The path the slave took to 'citizenship' is what I want to look at. And I make my analogy through the slave citizen's music -- through the music that is most closely associated with him: blues and a later, but parallel development, jazz... [If] the Negro represents, or is symbolic of, something in and about the nature of American culture, this certainly should be revealed by his characteristic music."So says Amiri Baraka in the Introduction to Blues People, his classic work on the place of… 
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