The Truman and Eisenhower Blues: African-American Blues and Gospel Songs, 1945-1960

The Truman and Eisenhower Blues: African-American Blues and Gospel Songs, 1945-1960

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by Guido Van Rijn
     
 

Following up on his earlier examination of the treatment of politics by African-American blues and gospel singers during the presidential administration of Franklin Roosevelt (Roosevelt's Blues, 1997), freelance writer van Rijn brings his analysis into the Truman and Eisenhower eras. Again attempting to survey all known material, he examines how singers dealtSee more details below

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Following up on his earlier examination of the treatment of politics by African-American blues and gospel singers during the presidential administration of Franklin Roosevelt (Roosevelt's Blues, 1997), freelance writer van Rijn brings his analysis into the Truman and Eisenhower eras. Again attempting to survey all known material, he examines how singers dealt with political topics in chapters looking at characterizations of the person of the president, views of the nuclear bomb, racial discrimination, the war in Korea, and economics. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826456571
Publisher:
Continuum International Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/28/2004
Series:
Underground/Overground Series: Explorations in Popular Culture
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.83(d)

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